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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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30 Tumblr Posts That Are Somehow Hilarious And Educational At The Same Time
30 Tumblr Posts That Are Somehow Hilarious And Educational At The Same Time
Spanish History: 30 Times Tumblr Accidentally Taught Me Something While Making Me Laugh
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
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
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
33 Portraits Of Holocaust Victims As They Arrived At Concentration Camps
33 Portraits Of Holocaust Victims As They Arrived At Concentration Camps
#History#historical#worldwar#911#NASA
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
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
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
18 Historical Jokes And Memes That'll Make You Laugh And Make You Smarter
18 Historical Jokes And Memes That'll Make You Laugh And Make You Smarter
From the ancient Greeks all the way to today.
Rejected Princesses — Marguerite de Bressieux: Rapist Hunting Black...
Rejected Princesses — Marguerite de Bressieux: Rapist Hunting Black...
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
24 History Memes That'll Make People Who Actually Studied Laugh
24 History Memes That'll Make People Who Actually Studied Laugh
24 History Memes That'll Make People Who Actually Studied Laugh
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
American History Timeline Resources: Before 1630 – Pre America
American History Timeline Resources: Before 1630 – Pre America
American History Timeline Resources: Before 1630 - Pre America includes resources, books, videos, and projects for the Age of Exploration.
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.
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
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