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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 considered within the Western tradition to be the "father of history", 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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13 Historical Fiction Books Coming in August
13 Historical Fiction Books Coming in August
13 historical fiction books to read this year. If you love history books, check out these great novels, including some WWII fiction and books based on true stories. #It'sAllInThePast
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.
28 Of Today’s Freshest Pics And Memes
28 Of Today’s Freshest Pics And Memes
28 Of Today’s Freshest Pics And 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
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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
16 Of History's Weirdest Deaths, From The King Who Ate Himself To Death To Being Eaten By Dachshunds
16 Of History's Weirdest Deaths, From The King Who Ate Himself To Death To Being Eaten By Dachshunds
When they made the movie to this she was white.. Hmmm
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
22 History Jokes and Memes We Dare You Not to Laugh At
22 History Jokes and Memes We Dare You Not to Laugh At
22 History Jokes and Memes We Dare You Not to Laugh At - WeAreTeachers
39 Dank History Memes That'll Make You Smarter
39 Dank History Memes That'll Make You Smarter
39 Dank History Memes That'll Make You Smarter
36 History Memes That'll Make You Feel A Lot Smarter
36 History Memes That'll Make You Feel A Lot Smarter
36 History Memes That'll Make You Feel A Lot Smarter - Memebase - Funny Memes
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Masterpieces of ART HISTORY TIMELINE Poster- 5 ft tall by 2 ft wide - All Hand Drawn Illustrations
Masterpieces of ART HISTORY TIMELINE Poster- 5 ft tall by 2 ft wide - All Hand Drawn Illustrations
Masterpieces of ART HISTORY TIMELINE Poster | Etsy
10 Astonishing History Facts You Just Have to See
10 Astonishing History Facts You Just Have to See
10 Astonishing History Facts You Just Have to See
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
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
Women's history: 10 Unbelievable History Facts You Really Need to See
At Nixon, Wife Of VP, Grocery Shopping With Her Daughters Julie And Tricia, 1958
At Nixon, Wife Of VP, Grocery Shopping With Her Daughters Julie And Tricia, 1958
At Nixon, Wife Of VP, Grocery Shopping With Her Daughters Julie And Tricia, 1958
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
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
10 Astonishing History Facts You Just Have to See
10 Astonishing History Facts You Just Have to See
10 Astonishing History Facts You Just Have 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
15 Great Apps for Teaching World History
15 Great Apps for Teaching World History
15 Great Apps for Teaching World History
World History Timeline (PDF, 2 pages)
World History Timeline (PDF, 2 pages)
10 Free Genealogy Sites: A Handy Infographic
10 Free Genealogy Sites: A Handy Infographic
There are many free genealogy sites available on the web. Here is a handy reference of 10 of the largest and most useful free family history sites from www.FamilyHistoryDaily.com.
9 of history's greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness
9 of history's greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness
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Les femmes dans l’histoire je
Les femmes dans l’histoire je
Women in History