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Should you believe|the history books?

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I think all history books are completely factual and should be trusted.

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It depends who’s written the books and why - only some can be trusted.

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I believe all first person accounts of history, but nothing else.

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It depends what you mean by ‘believe’ - there’s no right or wrong, just different perspectives.

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  • prostulzilei
    Everything should be doubted. We cannot know absolute truth. A frank historian might be obliged polictically to ”change” history
    27 Mar 2020
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  • lilyg
    I think that reading other people's opinions through both primary and secondary texts is just a way to help formulate our own opinions
    23 Jan 2020
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  • r.u
    Very important to form our own conclusions, rather than accepting somebody elses
    29 Jun 2019
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  • r.u
    especially in a world where we must develop the skill of interpreting what is 'fake news' and what is real
    29 Jun 2019
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  • r.u
    But we should not necessarily accept everything being stated in respective recounts of events. Which is why studying history is so crucial
    29 Jun 2019
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  • r.u
    Gaining an understanding of different perspectives is fundamental to our understanding of history, which is why we should read history books
    29 Jun 2019
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  • caitlin stark
    Many perspectives put together often form a fuller picture, but often victors or a favoured perspective are exaggerated over others.
    16 Aug 2018
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  • imaan123
    History is written by the winners
    22 Mar 2018
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  • megs
    I think history is partly a lie and we shouldnt just rely on books to tell us abt the past but think for ourselves about what makes sense :)
    28 Dec 2017
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  • megs
    History isn't always fact but perspectives so don't always trust it :)
    28 Dec 2017
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  • missmay1
    I think that we should not believe in history books as there is not that much evidence that is about someone/something
    5 Dec 2017
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  • nikey
    Either way History still gives us facts even if we know the facts are lies. Lying can give historians a more in depth view of society.
    4 Dec 2017
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  • minecraftbob
    It's so hard to know what to believe sometimes especially online.Probably always worth checking -someone has to be more reliable out there?
    6 Nov 2017
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  • happy otter
    People are allowed their own opinions, but how do we know what's the truth and what someone's made up?
    2 Nov 2017
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