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Title:
History that never happened : a treatise on the question, what would have happend if...?
Author:
Demandt, Alexander, 1937-
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Uniform Title:
Ungeschehene Geschichte. English
Edition:
Third edition, revised.
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
xv, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780899507026
Format :
Book

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What would have happened if--Alexander had not died in 323 B.C., Pontius Pilate had pardoned Jesus, Hitler had died in 1938...' The ramifications of these and many other hypothetical historical changes are explored in this newly revised version of the original German Ungeschehene Geschichte: Ein Traktat uber die Frage: Was ware geschen, wenn.....The author examines provocative questions in the context of actual events, using the accepted flow of historical succession to reach new conclusions. Also discussed are the obstacles for thinking about history that never happened and a discussion of how these alternative possibilities are instructive in the understanding of actual events.