The world is plagued by many conflicts, yet people have no real idea just how far back the root causes go. There are also a number of beliefs that fuel many of these conflicts that also have their origins in the past. This book explains why these ...
conflicts have occurred, focusing on the ancient and medieval historical causes, including how many beliefs came to be developed into their modern counterparts. It also seeks to point out just how idiotic many of these issues actually are. Apart from looking at the historical antecedents to these conflicts, the book also develops a theme that people's understanding of the past has been manipulated and distorted by other peoples and groups with specific agendas. Why, for example, is there such antipathy between the Modern West and Islam? How has the history of the English Monarchy been distorted to support the agendas of various kings? Where did democracy come from, and why are its flaws never acknowledged? This book attempts to answer these questions.
Number of pages: 456
Date of publication: 14/09/2005
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