Re-perceiving The Past
1000 Years Of Amnesia
The two timeline slides below are an illustration of the way in which history, especially in the west, portrays the contributions of civilisations to our modern world. The first slide shows the gap of approximately 1000 years, often referred to as the Middle Ages, during which little innovation or discovery took place. The second slide shows the more accurate view, including the continuous development, discovery, invention and innovation, much of which came out of non western cultures and was transferred to them during the renaissance.