If You Are Going To Use AD Wrong, Just Use CE

Johannes von Gmunden, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

As someone who writes extensively about history, I get asked this question a lot. Why do you use CE instead of AD? Isn’t AD more traditional? CE is “politically correct” or “revisionist.”

To be fair, CE (which stands for Common Era) is new. It removes the religious undertones of AD (Anno domini), which means in the…

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