I highly question modern narratives of history. The vast majority of how we view the past is based on poor statistical knowledge, poor historical records, feelings of superiority, false moral ideals of “progress,” victors determining the “truth,” and general narratives that support interpreters dogma. It is impossible to find a realm of history that isn’t plagued by the philosophical errors of storytellers who wished to paint narratives that made their ideals valid.
History is insanely complex. All narratives are flawed and most narratives are bullshit.