At a first glance, the aim of history criticism consist in (1) the unmasking of false history, (2) the establishment of true history. This scheme does not hold anymore once the reason is discovered for the constitution of false history. Demigods wrote false history as to hide from humans the truth about gods and humans. Sometimes history critics have remarked that power politics is not a sufficient reason for the creation of such an enormous quantity of mystified documents and history. Well, there is a more serious mobile including the more evident mobile: the power politics of demigods after the departure of the gods.
Ancient history (Antiquity and Middle Ages) has been invented using fragments of existing civilizations. In the case of ancient history, false history will never be replaced by true history, in the sense of a true story about empires, actors and events on the timeline. The gods do not have history. And the humans, as long as they were only slaves, did not have history. Sure, the living conditions and relational strutures of humans in the Ancient World are to be discovered, but this is more a question of anthrolopology than of historiography.
In the case of modern history, two layers are always at stake. On the human level, factual history more or less corresponds to the truth. But from the anomalies and structural oddities of standard history it appears that temporal causality is not sufficient to understand the story. The level of the demigods is not documented as such. And the vertical interventions by gods of demigods, perpendicular to the timeline, do not belong to history, even if this inverventions are very down to earth and consist for instance in the embedding of manuscripts or printed books.
In the case of demigods like Napoleon Bonaparte, the two layers are linked in the same person. The effects are very strange. From the human point of view, the entire Napoleon era is very well documented, in detail, for every country in which Napoleon has been active. And at the same time, Napoleon and his "rationale" remain a complete mystery, as the divine side is not documented at all. With events like the Egyptian or the Russian campaign of Napoleon, it is like with the pyramids of Cheops. There is no lack of visibility, they fill our field of vision, and yet we do not understand them at all.
Posted 6 hours ago by Jef Demolder
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