Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions (Google eBook)

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Reaktion Books, May 15, 2009 - History - 272 pages
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This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the mix of proven facts, informed speculation, and pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-ups—as well as the revisionist historical foundations of religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Ronald H. Fritze shows that in spite of strong, mainstream historical evidence to the contrary, many of these ideas have proved durable and gained widespread acceptance. As the examples in Invented Knowledge reveal, pseudo-historians capitalize on and exploit anomalies in evidence to support their claims, rather than examining the preponderance of research as a whole.
  

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Review: Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions

User Review  - Antony - Goodreads

The most interesting single fact I learned from this book was that the mysterious "Nation of Islam" founder, Wallace Fard, was likely originally from New Zealand. (You're welcome, America.) This ... Read full review

Review: Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions

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Slightly boring. I did not read or learn nothing new. Read full review

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Contents

and Settlement of Ancient America
Mad Scientists White Devils and the Nation
Pseudohistoria Epidemica or Pseudohistorians
The Black Athena
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Acknowledgements
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About the author (2009)

Ronald H. Fritze is dean of arts and sciences and professor of history at Athens State University in Alabama.

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