Medieval (before 1500)
Medieval topics from ca. 800 AD to ca. 1500 AD
Within the Anglosphere at least, Arthur Butz's 1976 The Hoax of the Twentieth Century was truly trailblazing, almost proto-revisionist insofar as comprehensive reviews of the subject in a single volume are concerned. While the book's performance in the (book) marketplace has waxed and waned, its recent removal, after at least two decades, from the vaunted offerings of Amazon.com finally subjects this classic work to true censorship. On the occasion of its entry into the Twenty-First Century's Index Librorum Prohibitorum, this article compares its fate with that of the work of a similarly precocious myth-buster of the Fifteenth Century that Butz himself adduced while placing his own work in historical perspective.