Alternative History

Alternative history may refer to a number of subjects relating to history, the chronology and study of the past. It may mean:

  • Alternate history, a subgenre of speculative fiction dealing with divergences from the world's actual history
  • Counterfactual history, a form of historiography which speculates on "what if" counterfactuals to actual history
  • Historical revisionism, the reinterpretation of orthodox views on history or historiography
  • Secret history, historical events claimed by revisionists to have been deliberately suppressed or forgotten

Other articles related to "alternative history, history":

Joseph P. Farrell - Bibliography - Alternative History
... the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science" ... Religion (Feral House, April 2010) Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops A History of A Breakaway Civilization Hidden Aerospace Technologies and Psychological ...
Lord Byron - Depictions in Fiction and Film
... Byron appears as a character in Tim Powers's time travel/alternative history novels The Stress of Her Regard (1989) and The Anubis Gates (1983), Walter Jon Williams's fantasy novella Wall ... He makes an appearance in the alternative history novel The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling ... In the novel The History of Lucy's Love Life in Ten and a Half Chapters, Lucy Lyons uses a time machine to visit 1813 and meet her idol, Byron ...
Cultural Depictions Of Edward VIII Of The United Kingdom - Literature
... Guy Walters's The Leader – a fictional alternative history of World War II wherein Edward VIII does not abdicate but reigns as king with Wallis Simpson as queen ... Robert Harris's alternative history novel Fatherland also depicts Edward VIII as the ruler of England alongside Wallis Simpson as part of a pro-German puppet government in ... first novel "For Us, the Living" (1939) - then a future history which can now be considered as a retroactive alternative history - Edward returns to England at the outbreak ...
Henry, Duke Of Cornwall - Impact of Henry, Duke of Cornwall's Death On History
... have speculated as to the course English history might have taken, had either of the two Henrys, Duke of Cornwall, or any other legitimate son survived ... This theme has also been explored in some alternative history science fiction, such as Kingsley Amis' The Alteration (1976), in which another alternative history English Reformation is depicted ... book within a book does not specify whether this alternative history Henry IX is any specific son of Henry VIII ...

Famous quotes containing the words history and/or alternative:

    What has history to do with me? Mine is the first and only world! I want to report how I find the world. What others have told me about the world is a very small and incidental part of my experience. I have to judge the world, to measure things.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

    Education must, then, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them.
    Jerome S. Bruner (20th century)