Henry
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Henry asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 7 months ago

How do they argue against the position "medieval history is fake"?

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  • cool
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    They produce paintings (which can be faked), documents (which can be faked) and bones (which can be faked, google 'Piltdown man').

    The most reliable form of history is the oral tradition. Notice that most people cannot trace their heritage back by more than 150 years, which suggests that humanity is around 150 years old.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      I'm sorry, but oral tradition is toally unreliable. Ask any genealogist. As for the Piltdown man, the whole point of that story is that it was revealed as a fake when it was properly examined. And who are 'they' who spend their valuabel time faking medieval history? and why do 'they' do it?

  • 7 months ago

    I would not argue against it. Whoever argues against that, does not know what he/she is talking about. They are being manipulated by fake.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      Rubbish. Why are people being manipulated by 'fake'? in what way? what for? Give examples and sources.

  • 7 months ago

    Who are 'they'? and what do you mean by 'fake'?

  • 7 months ago

    Never heard anybody say it is Fake which is was not.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    I would not argue against it. Whoever argues against that, does not know what he/she is talking about. They are being manipulated by fake news. The Middle Ages did exist and also historical research about it and this research cannot be just generalized as fake.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Call the nurse and tell her you think 'they' might be cheeking their medication again.

  • blu
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Which example? (who are 'they'?)

    Some people think their opinion should rewrite history.

    Sometimes opposing factions have recorded history differently.

    Generally speaking, history remains static until new evidence surfaces.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    All those manuscripts from many stages of the long Middle Ages ( around 600 to 800 years, depending on historian). They can be dated by carbon dating in many cases, and by comparing their texts with other texts from other parts of Europe and beyond.

    Do you think the Crusades are fake? The Mongol invasions as far as Vienna? Marco Polo's travels? The establishment of Russia? Vikings (many burials which can be carbon dated)? All those churches and cathedrals still in existence (e.g. Notre Dame)? They were not built just a few years ago.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    In what aspects? Such as are you saying Henry the VIII did not exist? Or that he did not have people executed? Or that there never was a medieval period?

    • Henry
      Lv 5
      7 months agoReport

      Henry 8 was the Northern Renaissance period.

  • 7 months ago

    Things must go by left and right , if it were fake what is right and original then. As Real Gold can be tested by heat.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      I thought the mention of 'Real Gold' and heat must be an advert for instant coffee.

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