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Can we really tell history "as it was"? posted 25 April 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionCan we really tell history "as it was"? by gierra, Sorcerer-of-Rank

i believe primal was responding to grantaires post about how we cannot understand history completely because we could never understand the mentality that those people in the past would have had. he's basically saying that we, in a such a highly evolved and technical society we couldn't, but in many parts of the world there really hasn;t been much change throughout centuries. there are people who still build a shack for their family and grow crops and keep livestock, in the very same way that they would have 1000 years ago. looking at these people today would make it much easier to understand how people back then would have been. view post


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