Should History be re-written in line with modern Human Rights (Powerful…
Should History be re-written in line with modern Human Rights
Modern history --> Holocaust
Old History --> Islamophobia during the crusades
Richard I statue
European countries today
Imposition of a certain view of history
E.g. Spain refute many French accounts of history and deny placement of french statues in Spain
Risen due to reflection on rights abused in the past
Feminism has led to positive attributes to key female figures which there is a lack of evidence for
Ideas on race
20th century anachronism problem--> bad for history?
Powerful dictators Re-write history
Hitler may have reduced the study of the history of marginalised groups in society
Allowed for the rise of the far right unfairly
Some "Hero's" of history ignored?
E.g. Mary Seacole was relatively unknown until 20th century
Some figures over-emphasised?
What is history?
Constantly being re-written?
New evidence, means re-writing or just writing?
Can you change fact?
Risk of forgetting those who ignored human rights but have done other good e.g. Cecil Rhodes foundation
African history hugely influenced by racism, if that was erased what would be left?