What does anachronism mean in history?

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What does anachronism mean in history?

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This question asks how an anachronism works in the study or portrayal of history. It is not an idea or object that is present in certain eras. Historians may find anachronisms in fictionalized period works and may attempt to correct them in their non-fiction publications.

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Anachronisms describe misplaced characteristics, objects, and ideas in historical accounts of specific societies, individuals, and eras. In movies,...

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