you have to examine the source, determine the source's credibility, ascertain existing bias, and ultimately do more research into discovering the truth. Since history is often written by the victorious, it is often skewed. There is, however, often a consensus among unbiased historians as to what actually took place, and until further evidence presents itself to clarify the position further, it is safe to assume that the consensus is most likely correct.
I think that everyone writes the history depending on his believes, loyalty, impression & the available information. Actually, your question is very difficult, what I think that reading the history is not a target itself, but understanding its lessons is the important. So read from many resources & try to take a lesson from any scenario, whatever the scenarios were different.
The facts are the same, if not always known. It is the interpretations that vary. You should believe any unbiased reporters (not all liberal reporters are unbiased) such as third party observers first.
I'm not sure that the internet is always a reliable source of information. It's important to cross-check and reference things prior to just believing what you read, whether it's in a book, in a classroom or on the internet.
Absolutely JMc. You have to know how to validate sources. The thing is that everything is at your finger tips as opposed to sitting on library shelves. The site's value is dependent on the creators and info disseminators.
History is the written past of nations, things , people, anything within reality. If it is real to you it has a history. In order for conflict to occur it needs something to conflict with. You present an incomplete question. Historians may have conflicting views or beliefs but to say history "conflicts" presents a rational or logical problem.
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