Year:
2024
Publisher:
Athenaeum
Language:
Dutch

IS HISTORY FICTION?
HOMERUS LECTURE

This argument is an attack on intellectual laziness and a plea for the assumption that everything has meaning.

Is history fiction? Yes, if we mean that we should not shy away from looking for coherent stories in historical reality. With fiction you can get closer to the truth than with studying sources. Empathy is crucial for understanding. This applies to all areas of life – and especially to historical research.

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer takes us from Homer via Alkibiades to Star Trek in a compelling and brilliant argument. And back again.


Year:
Athenaeum
Publisher:
Athenaeum
Language:
Dutch
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