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History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning 'inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation') is the past as it is described in written documents, and the study thereof. Events occurring before written records are considered prehistory. "History" is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians.
History also includes the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present.Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur), are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends, because they do not show the "disinterested investigation" required of the discipline of history. Herodotus, a 5th-century BC Greek historian is often considered within the Western tradition to be the "father of history", or by some the "father of lies", and, along with his contemporary Thucydides, helped form the foundations for the modern study of human history. Their works continue to be read today, and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing. In East Asia, a state chronicle, the Spring and Autumn Annals, was known to be compiled from as early as 722 BC although only 2nd-century BC texts have survived.
Ancient influences have helped spawn variant interpretations of the nature of history which have evolved over the centuries and continue to change today. The modern study of history is wide-ranging, and includes the study of specific regions and the study of certain topical or thematical elements of historical investigation. Often history is taught as part of primary and secondary education, and the academic study of history is a major discipline in university studies.

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10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
Yuri Gagarin - 10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
Amazing And Weird Facts - Incredible Fact About Genghis Khans Great-Great-Granddaughter
Amazing And Weird Facts - Incredible Fact About Genghis Khans Great-Great-Granddaughter
Amazing And Weird Facts - Incredible Fact About Genghis Khans Great-Great-Granddaughter #funfacts #interesting #didyouknow #facts #interestingfacts #amazingfacts #History People
38 Enlightening History Memes That'll Pump Your Brain Full Of Sweet Knowledge
38 Enlightening History Memes That'll Pump Your Brain Full Of Sweet Knowledge
38 Enlightening History Memes That'll Pump Your Brain Full Of Sweet Knowledge - Memebase - Funny Memes
21 Family History Questions To Ask Your Grandparents
21 Family History Questions To Ask Your Grandparents
21 family history questions to ask your grandparents
Important Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly
Important Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly
Important Things From History Everyone Pictures Incorrectly - Moco-choco
20 HISTORY FACTS AND QUOTES THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR IQ
20 HISTORY FACTS AND QUOTES THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR IQ
20 HISTORY FACTS AND QUOTES THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR IQ | Chaostrophic
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
‘This Changes Everything’ – Infographic Charts 100 Years of Unrest That Followed Archduke’s Death
‘This Changes Everything’ – Infographic Charts 100 Years of Unrest That Followed Archduke’s Death
Scientists Recreate Faces Of People Who Lived Centuries Ago, And Some May Surprise You
Scientists Recreate Faces Of People Who Lived Centuries Ago, And Some May Surprise You
Scientists Recreate Faces Of People Who Lived Centuries Ago, And Some May Surprise You
Interesting Facts about Earth’s History
Interesting Facts about Earth’s History
01. Ancient human ancestor Homo erectus ate cooked food as long ago as 1.9 million years. #homoerectus #ancestor #ychromosomaladam #earth #millionyearsago #factrepublic #wtffact #knowledge #funfact #history #food #interesting
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
Theodore Roosevelt and Minnie Cox - 10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
27 Memes About World History That Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh
27 Memes About World History That Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh
27 Memes About World History That Are Guaranteed To Make You Laugh
20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN
20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN
20 WTF FACTS IN YOUR FACE THAT WILL FRY YOUR BRAIN | Chaostrophic
From the ancient Greeks all the way to today.
From the ancient Greeks all the way to today.
Your Foot Shape and Your Genealogy
Your Foot Shape and Your Genealogy
Genealogy Foot Chart -- I guess I have Greek feet
19 Fascinating & Funny Tumblr Posts About History
19 Fascinating & Funny Tumblr Posts About History
19 Fascinating & Funny Tumblr Posts About History - Memebase - Funny Memes
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
Bob Fletcher. 10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
Unnerving Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless
Unnerving Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless
These rare photos from history capture some of history's most famous faces in places that you've likely never seen them before.
FASCINATING FACTS: 20 TIME WARPING FACTS ABOUT HISTORY
FASCINATING FACTS: 20 TIME WARPING FACTS ABOUT HISTORY
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Think Teddy Roosevelt was a Badass? You Haven't Met His Daughter
Think Teddy Roosevelt was a Badass? You Haven't Met His Daughter
Think Teddy Roosevelt was a Badass? You Haven’t Met His Daughter. Alice Roosevelt Facts for history buffs from History Hustle