Am His

Am His

History is the study of the Past, with special attention to the written record of the activities of human beings over time. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it often attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events.[1][2] Scholars debate the nature of history and the lessons history teaches.[1][3][4]A famous quote by George Santayana has it that "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."[5] The stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the legends surrounding King Arthur) are usually classified as Cultural heritage rather than the "disinterested investigation" needed by the discipline of history.[6][7]

Contents [hide]
1 Etymology
2 Description
3 History and prehistory
4 Historiography
5 Philosophy of history
6 Historical methods
7 Areas of study
7.1 Periods
7.2 Geographical locations
7.2.1 World
7.2.2 Regions
7.3 Military history
7.4 Social history
7.5 Cultural History
7.6 Diplomatic history
7.7 People's history
7.8 Gender history
8 Pseudohistory
9 References
9.1 Notes
9.2 Bibliography
9.3 External links

[edit] Etymology
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The word history comes from Greek ἱστορία (historia), from the Proto-Indo-European *wid-tor-, from the root *weid-, "to know, to see".[8] This root is also present in the English words wit, wise, wisdom, vision, and idea, in the Sanskrit word veda,[9] and in the Slavic word videti and vedati, as well as others.[10] (The asterisk before a word indicates that it is a hypothetical construction, not an attested form.)

The Ancient Greek word ἱστορία, historía, means "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation". It was in that sense that Aristotle used the word in his Περί Τά Ζωα Ιστορία, Peri Ta Zoa Istória or,...

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