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Author Fritze, Ronald H., 1951-

Title Invented knowledge : false history, fake science and pseudo-religions / Ronald H. Fritze.

Imprint London : Reaktion Books, c2009.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  001.96 F919i 2009    ---  Available
Description 304 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-297) and index.
Contents Atlantis: mother of pseudohistory -- Who's on first? The pseudohistory of the discovery and settlement of ancient America -- Mudpeople, Satan's spawn, and Christian identity: racist cosmogonies and pseudohistory, part 1 -- Mad scientists, white devils, and the Nation of Islam: racist cosmogonies and pseudohistory, part 2 -- Pseudohistoria epidemica or pseudohistorians in collusion -- Professors gone wild: the Black Athena controvery.
Summary This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the proven fact, the informed speculation, and the pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-ups--as well as the revisionist historical foundations behind religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Fritze shows that in spite of strong, mainstream historical evidence to the contrary, many of these ideas have proved durable and gained widespread acceptance. As the examples in Invented Knowledge reveal, pseudo-historians capitalize on and exploit anomalies in evidence to support their claims, rather than examining the preponderance of research as a whole. --from publisher description.
Subject History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Common fallacies.
Geographical myths.
Fraud in science.
Book of Mormon -- Evidences, authority, etc.
Nation of Islam (Chicago, Ill.)
Africa -- Civilization.
ISBN 9781861894304 (hbk.)
1861894309 (hbk.)

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