I’m a history buff .
But I won’t claim it as any point of pride , rather , just another hobby , like watching soap operas , at best. At worst, a hobby of the macabre and perverse sort.
Because i can scarce think of any history book , no matter how authoritative, exhaustively documented , footnoted , or caveat-ed , so that it is rendered as dull as dishwater , that is not , yet , essentially , the equivalent of a pointlessly propagandistic commercial for soda pop or sanitary napkins.
The Middle Ages has been called , " The Age of Faith " . If that is an apt description, Then I suppose it is not unlikely that someday the current age will be described as the Triumph of the Head-Hunting Cannibal Animists, ( In fewer words though. )
The old folks knew better when their history course was the Bible, Greek Mythology, Julius Caesar writing about what he did on his summer vacation, and Xenophon writing about the funny thing that happened to him on the way to Babylon.
And I think that answers the question.