Understanding Defeat: Reappraising Italy's Role in World War II

  title={Understanding Defeat: Reappraising Italy's Role in World War II},
  author={James J. Sadkovich},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={27 - 61}
History is above all else informed interpretation, based on an array of available and ascertainable data which the historian weighs carefully before assembling the most significant into a coherent narrative or a comprehensible analysis. Since new data occasionally come to light and new questions are constantly posed, history is also a reinterpretation of both the past and past interpretations and thus inherently and unavoidably revisionist. But history is also myth, the way that we explain the… 

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