chapter  5
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Ideas: A History of Thought from Fire to Freud

ByPeter Watson

History itself teaches above all that there is no such thing as history, only historical interpretation. In the realm of ideas, this is especially true. Once you get away from the familiar narrative and definite dates of kings and queens, battles and treaties, politics and power plays, the possibilities for looking at history in different ways are if not endless, then certainly multifarious.