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From: (Vadim Verenich)
Subject: Re: Khazars & Malek: the contamination of sources
Date: 29 Apr 2002 12:20:16 -0700
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(Shawn Potter) wrote in message news:<>...
> > The first sign of a crackpot theory - assume that all sources are
> > deliberate falsifications and replace them by your own fantasy.
This is the first time i feel an irresistable urge to intervene in
your discussion. Your account of Barat's deliberate falsifications is
beyond the reasonable doubt - it implies you belief in Barat's
sincerity, intellectual honesty. CerMost certainly, we may not believe
everything we read in early sources - but should we believe Barat's
ideologically reificated interpretation
I will re-consider your own incisive statements of Barat's logical
> Your gross exageration of Barats' theory suggests that he struck a
> tender nerve. But, his suggestion that we should not believe
> everything we read in early chronicles seems reasonable to me.
Albeit. Is it reasonable to you to have intellectual resort to such a
>German Markovich Barats suggested that medieval Christian scribes
> inserted this account of Rogneda's rejection of Vladimir to mask
> Vladimir's noble Jewish Khazar maternal ancestry.
The claim above could be interpreted in another way.One
Deutchland-fixed German Markovich Barats assumed that medieval
(Uralte) scribes compromised Vladimir's possible Jewish background and
inserted the compromising narrative of Rogneda's rejection. However,
how did Barats formulate the explanation or exuse for this
refusal/rejection? Could you deconstruct his explanation to a simple
ideological projecton of Nazi's Blut und Boden policy into the past.
Did Barats understand Rogneda's decisive act as seen under looking
glass of Arian idiosyncrasy? Did Rogned - a scandinavian noble lady of
Arian origin - rejected- reject Vladimir just because he was a jew?
Could you be so kind to clarify your statements and Barat's claims?
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