History (from Greek historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the human past. Most people would confess a general enjoyment of history. Many movies, ranging from “Titanic” to “Gladiator” to “Nixon,” revolve around historical events or periods that we find fascinating. Even best-selling novels such as “The DaVinci Code” and “The Historian” use the search for historical truth as a central plot device. History even gets its own TV channel.
I have a passion for history in general but there are particular areas wich I like to study for example the ancient or modern history: the social movements, terrorism or imigration patterns. When I was a small boy I have read all the books of Jules Verne and after that I have become interested to know more and more things about those places and stories. I remember when I was imagining to be hunting the treasure of Spanish galleons, when I was on the battlefield with Napoleon in Russia, or when I was fighting side by side with Cyrus Smith, from Jules Verne ”Mysteriuous Island” in the American Independence War.
One of the thing that I like the most is the fact that historians uncover and interpret the events of the world and, in doing so, teach us about the human condition. When complicated events happen in the world, we look to historians to add some perspective, to avoid the easy answers, and to try and provide an analysis of the event that can help us understand what occurred. And if the event was a catastrophic one, like war or genocide, we hope a better understanding of the causal factors will help to prevent similar events from happening in the future.
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