Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals
Macmillan Pub Limited, 1997 - History - 548 pages
Historians have traditionally refused to ask such questions of the past, prefering to assume that whatever happened was inevitable - that it had to happen, whether because of divine will, because of socio-economic 'laws' or just because everything else is
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