October 31, 2011
I'm not convinced by Fomenko's arguments - but I am totally blown away by their sheer volume and the detail!
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June 7, 2006
Has history been tampered with? Is it possible that Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt were invented during the Renaissance? Can it be that Jesus Christ was born in 1053 AD and crucified in 1086 AD?
The research of mathematician, Anatoly Fomenko and his colleagues indicates that many modern beliefs of traditional history are a sham. 'History: Fiction or Science?' is the first volume of seven comprising a "Chronology" that exposes numerous questionable notions of traditional history.
'History: Fiction or Science?' describes how the contemporary chronological scale was created and by whom, with the culprits named as the 16th 17th century clergy. The well-known model of history has enjoyed the relentless attention of prominent critics ever since its creation, including respected people like Sir Isaac Newton and Jean Hardouin, the court librarian of Louis XIV, the Sun King of France.
Anatoly Fomenko dissects every historical age scrupulously and analyzes the data from every angle imaginable. Roman and Egyptian chronology take a good beating. Poggio Bracciolini and Petrarch are blamed for creating the beautiful legend of a mythical Classical age that never was.
The Biblical events are brought a lot closer to us both historically and geographically. The Biblical Jerusalem is actually the medieval city of Constantinople, according to Fomenko. The New and the Old Testament swap their positions in chronological order and are shown to refer to medieval events.
Using astronomy and statistics to back his theories, Fomenko delivers an abundant astronomical proof showing that the identified dates of 'ancient' eclipses are blatantly untrue. Fomenko explains the confusion between the Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and how the division between the two is merely imaginary. The book contains in-depth descriptions of the research methods used as well as the most meticulous rendition of the global chronological map with its numerous errors and glitches explained in a very level-headed manner. One doesn't have to be a mathematician to comprehend Fomenko's presentation.
'History: Fiction or Science?' transforms history from fiction into a rocket science. It is a must read for everyone who isn't entirely indifferent to human history and possibly also for those who are.