History is written by the victors.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #312



今回のフレーズは「History is written by the victors.」です。

「History is written by the victors.」は、直訳すると「歴史は勝者によって書かれる」となりますが、実際には「歴史は勝者の視点で記録される」という意味になります。


例えば、歴史について議論するときに、「Remember, history is written by the victors.(歴史は勝者によって書かれることを忘れないで)」と言うことができます。また、歴史書が商社の視点や主張に偏っている場合に、「The history of the war is written by the victors, so it highlights their achievements and downplays their mistakes.(戦争の歴史は勝者によって書かれるので、彼らの功績が強調され、過ちが軽視される)」と言うこともできます。

「History is written by the victors.」の由来は、歴史的な出来事が記録される際は、勝者の視点が強調され、敗者の視点が無視されることが多いという文字通りの事実から来ています。具体的な起源は明確ではなく、さまざまな人々や言語で類似の考えが表現されてきたようです。一説には、元英国首相のウィンストン・チャーチルがこの言葉を使ったとされますが、こちらも具体的な証拠はありません。

まとめると、「History is written by the victors.」は、文字通り「歴史は勝者によって書かれる」という意味で、歴史が勝者の視点で記録されることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、歴史的な記録やその解釈に対する批判的な視点を持つことができます。

この「History is written by the victors.」を使って、歴史の記録における偏りや客観性を指摘する場面で活用してみてください。

History is written by the victors.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.