It would be nice if there was “One True View” of History but there’s not. That’s what makes it so fascinating.
But, like the Byzantines so guarding the status quo, we too in the 21st century have our OWN Status Quo; our own received historical accounts.
Challenging received assumptions doesn’t hurt it if done right. It should make the ongoing “fillings in” of history more and more rich.
a quick search I _just did_ for “Byzantine Science” showed that someone else did my legwork for me. I could’ve saved all this writing. And to think, I thought I had something novel to present smile emoticon