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76-78, here explained more clearly than ever before, even though unfortunately, and unhistorically, conflating the use of this New Haven -q with an entirely different and unrelated quirk of the earliest hankul texts, i.
If our judges do not trust Justinian, they might invoke Shakespeare: in his Henry VI Part I, he shows Joan of Arc most unhistorically as a witch and a strumpet who "pleads her belly" when she has been condemned to be burned at the stake:
On the other hand, by looking at the past mainly, if not exclusively, to find the origins of the superior present, the authors of the grand narrative unhistorically ignored those features of past cultures that were not compatible with a modern liberal West.
I don't claim that Selznick and his team, back in 1939, consciously intended these parallels; but they are demonstrably there, and I think we should be as cautious of reading a film over-historically as we should be of reading it unhistorically or ahistorically.
For moderns this is a problem so long as philosophy is unhistorically idiosyncratic or scientifically puzzling.
As Philip Edwards writes, "Quite unhistorically Shakespeare introduced his quartet of the Welsh Fluellen, the Irish Captain Macmorris, the Scottish Captain Jamy, and the English Gower as a tribute to the Tudor idea of Britain as a union of peoples setting out to conquer foreigners.
1) Fair Em unhistorically portrays William the Conqueror as endangering the welfare of his realm by deserting it to woo Blanch, daughter of the King of Denmark, disguising himself as "Robert of Windsor," falling in love instead with the more comely Mariana (a Swedish princess captive at the Danish court), and straining his friendship with the Marquis Lubeck to whom Mariana has promised herself.