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Thread #23445   Message #261231
Posted By: Margaret V
19-Jul-00 - 08:44 PM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Also consider that not only do different historians interpret the same facts differently, but individuals experienced the same "facts" (actions, events, daily life) differently as they were happening. It happens every day, and it's all about the perspective from which one surveys a situation, and it turns the notion of "just the facts" history into something of a chimera. In short, "history" would usually be better understood (though more complicated) as "histories." Margaret