Synopses & Reviews
This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the mix of proven facts, informed speculation, and pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-ups—as well as the revisionist historical foundations of religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Ronald H. 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.
About the Author
Ronald H. Fritze is dean of arts and sciences and professor of history at Athens State University in Alabama.
Table of Contents
1. Atlantis: Mother of Psuedohistory
2. Whos on First? The Pseudohistory of the Discovery and Settlement of Ancient America
3. Mudpeople, Satans Spawn and Christian Identity: Racist Cosmogonies and Pseudohistory, Part I
4. Mad Scientists, White Devils and the Nation of Islam: Racist Cosmogonies and Pseudohistory, Part II
5. Pseudohistoria Epidemica or Pseudohistorians in Collusion
6. Professors Gone Wild: The Black Athena Controversy