Versions of History

For all those who assume that European history, in particular, looks a certain way, a few snapshots in time, from across the continent

Cee Arr
4 min readApr 11, 2024
Title: Versions of History
Graphic: author’s own, made with Canva

Warning: this post discusses various historical shenanigans, which means it ends up covering topics including but not limited to: racism, Homophobia, colonisation, and war.

The phrase ‘revisionist history’ is one I’ve seen crop up from time to time, usually from someone right-wing and ill-informed, when people are discussing diversity in history.

And it’s irritating.

So…

For all those who assume that European history, in particular, looks a certain way, a few snapshots in time, from across the continent:

The North African general Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād invites you to the newly-gained territories of the Umayyad Caliphate.

The architecture and art is stunning. The mosques will be truly beautiful.

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Cee Arr

Writer, reader, poet, (book) blogger @ dorareads.co.uk , Queer, weird, bookish rebel. Welsh as a tractor on the M4. Buy me a coffee @ ko-fi.com/ceearr