Revisionist history

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Revisionist history carries both positive and negative connotations. Each has its own entry.

  • Historical revisionism, the reinterpretation of orthodox views on evidence, motivations, and decision-making processes surrounding a historical event
  • Historical revisionism (negationism), either the legitimate scholastic re-examination of existing knowledge about an historical event, or the illegitimate distortion of the historical record such that certain events appear in a more or less favourable light or alternatively in a particularly bad light