If history is written by the victor, doesn't that mean what we know about history could be false?

It's like mind=blown

Asked By: - 10/3/2012
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The premise is flawed, so the question cannot be answered... More
Answered By: westsidedavid - 10/5/2012
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Answered By: Eliot K - 10/3/2012
The "history is written by the victors" idea is nonsense - there are plenty of historical sources,both primary and secondary,written by history's losers... More
Answered By: ammianus - 10/3/2012
Not really. The victors control the perception of history but not the facts. They write the facts down accurately but their opinion changes how future generations will view that history... More
Answered By: football5680 - 10/3/2012
History is written By Both sides But some of the Victors write to Boost their own countries achievements... More
Answered By: armouror - 10/3/2012
Totally in agreement with Ammianus here. "History is written by the victors" is a cliche, not an ironclad principle. The Romans conquered the Greeks, and yet we have plenty of Greek writers from the Roman period; ditto for Mongols and Chinese, etc. etc... More
Answered By: Jonathan - 10/4/2012
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