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bq. Having reworked the astronomical calculations that underlie standard chronology, [Anatoli] Fomenko argues that time is out of joint. History as commonly reckoned is about 1,000 years too long, contends the mathematician. Most of those centuries should be carved out of the Middle Ages, which barely existed as a bridge between the ancient and modern worlds: Christ, Greek warriors and medieval knights all lived at the same time.

posted at 9:31 am on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 in Links | Comments (1)

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  1. Jeff K says:

    Interesting link. The journalist, the mathematician and the historian might consider looking beyond western civilization, but I guess that’s too hard. Some reviewers on Amazon call it a mere derivative work. […and besides time doesn’t exist anyway :), Er, well I at least I don’t have any. ]

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