Any cases where more sources actually lead to more confusion?

May 2019
1
Hungary
#1
This is not exactly for history, but homework nonetheless. Could you tell me some specific cases when historians have too many sources about a certain event/person/period, and this actually makes it harder for them to draw conclusions about it? Hope it's understandable. Thank you :)
 

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Ad Honorem
May 2016
5,118
Portugal
#2
This is not exactly for history, but homework nonetheless. Could you tell me some specific cases when historians have too many sources about a certain event/person/period, and this actually makes it harder for them to draw conclusions about it? Hope it's understandable. Thank you :)
That seems a paradox. More sources, in principle lead to a bigger clarification about a theme, even if they are contrary to the sources (or to the thesis) that we already had. At most they make clear that the subject was not so clear.

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Mar 2019
512
Kansas
#3
This is not exactly for history, but homework nonetheless. Could you tell me some specific cases when historians have too many sources about a certain event/person/period, and this actually makes it harder for them to draw conclusions about it? Hope it's understandable. Thank you :)
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