History

The present day term is derived from the Greek word “historia”, meaning inquiry or knowledge acquired by investigation. As a science it is concerned with the events that happened in the past. History preserves memory of these events, deals with the discovery of the past ones, collects and organizes them in a chronological fashion. The 5th century Greek historian Herodotus is today commonly recognized as the “father of history” along with his contemporary Thucydides.

As the result of the evolution of the science of history, different branches emerged with the purpose of thoroughly examining specific aspects of history such as religion, gender, military, environment, etc.

Since the 20th century there has been an ongoing debate concerned with the views on history. Some of the French historians associated with the Annales School argued that is a form of art, while others such as Fernand Braudel regarded it more as a social science. Contrary to these interpretations were the ones of the Marxist historians, who worked on the validation of Carl Marx`s theories. A somewhat different perspective on the matter was offered by the feminist historians such as Joan Wallach Scott or Claudia Koons considering the importance of studying the experience of women in the past.

The documentaries and video materials complied in this category are concerned with the matters of history and the factors that had influence on its very course.

Today we are celebrating Halloween by carving pumpkins and encouraging our children to dress up in scary costumes and go from door to door on a hunt for candy. See the ghoulish past of this holiday and learn about the origins of it.

See the new archeological evidence in support of the theory that a devastating Tsunami swept the eastern coast of Britain some 8000 years ago. Tony Robinson and his team examine the newfound evidence and also make a few discoveries of their own.

Learn about the French revolution and take a look at the course of events that lead to the execution of the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette. It was a highly turbulent time for the entire France and a very violent one as well.

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Strange
zero point volume 1
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Have you ever wondered why are some monuments placed at that exact same place? Or what do they symbolize? There is so much mystery in monuments and sculptures around the world. It is hard to dem...

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war and peace
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Leo Tolstoy is one of the best authors and novelists of all times. And his piece War and Peace is among the classics you should definitely read. The book might be long, and lengthy, but it i...

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Sports
ayrton senna documentary
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There have been more than 20 years since Ayrton Senna passed away after crushing his Formula One racing car at the Imola track in Italy. 30 years ago, he won his first pole position with a car f...

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History
muisca raft
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It is a shame that Muisca people are not nearly as researched as Aztec, Mayas, and Incas. They are one of the four advances civilizations of America. Muisca people are best known for the lege...

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chocolate chip cookie
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Thank you Ruth Graves Wakefield. There are small things in life that make everything better. One of them is chocolate chip cookies. Now, we are not saying that we might not have had chocolate...

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Religion
greek gods
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When you think of Greek Gods, you think of power. Zeus is the absolute synonym of power. The All-mighty God of the Thunder is the most powerful God ever known. The folklore behind Greek Gods ...

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History
SS edmund fitzgerald
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SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes when launched on June 7, 1958. The ship is also the largest that has sunk there. Fitzgerald sank on...

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Military/War
prora hitler
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Hitler and the Nazi were known for their aspirations for huge things. Big buildings, big weapons, everything was graded according to size. The bigger the better. And that is espe...

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Military/War
great gustav
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During World War II, the Nazi developed several seriously powerful weapons. One of those superior and devastating weapons was Great Gustav. As you might assume, the Nazi want...

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People
hitler speech
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We’ve read so much about Hitler. And we’ve heard so much about him. But have we heard it from the source? This National Geographic documentary provides a new insight t...

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Military/War
operation overlord
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Both the code names Neptune and Overlord are for one single operation, and that is the Normandy Landings. The battle of Normandy lasted for two months, and it was a turning p...

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History
great human odyssey
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No, this is not a documentary about Odyssey, the Ancient Greece hero. This is a documentary about the evolution of mankind. From Africa, to Asia, to the Pacific, to Europe,...

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Strange
pyramids of Egypt
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There have been many theories how the Pyramids were built. The Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven Ancient Wonders of the world. It is just astonishing and mesmerizing how a civi...

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Military/War
samurai sword
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Samurai warriors had the most fearsome and lethal weapon of all time, the razor sharp katana. Made from a specialized Japanese steel, the katana was used by samurai of Feudal...

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Religion
Derinkuyu
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In 1969, the city of Derinkuyu was opened for tourists. Before opening for tourists, officials in Turkey made sure to fully explore the underground city, for which they believe w...

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Media
new york city alligators
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Would you believe the story that alligators were actually found in the New York City Sewers? Well, believe it or not, it is true, as the New York Times published in the early 193...

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History
secrets of the pyramids
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The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built with extreme precision, Giza has earned to be called “Wonder”.Many scientists nowadays are wo...

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taj mahal history
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We all know the story of Taj Mahal. It has been told over and over. The modern city wonder, Taj Mahal was built by the emperor Shah Jahan as a gift for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal...

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Philosophy
ancient greece
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It is no secret that Greece has been called “The Crucible of Civilization”. The period of Ancient Greece is often referred as the “Golden Age of Civilization”, and th...

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History
taj mahal secrets
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The Taj Mahal is one of the most grandeurs and impressive buildings ever built. After all, the Taj Mahal Palace is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world.The...

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Military/War
vietnam war
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People are still asking “What went wrong in Vietnam”? It is hard to justify the war, since veterans didn’t like the war, the public didn’t want it, and sure as hell t...

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History
arab countries oil
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The Saudi Arabia is considered one of the wealthiest in the world. They control most of the oil business in the world, which is the reason for their wealth. In 2015, Prince Al-Wa...

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History
history of China
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The documentary that won an Emmy Awards soon after its release was written by Theodore H. White, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.Despite being an award winning documentary...

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Political
Adolf Hitler
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Many people have tried over the years to understand Adolf Hitler, analyze every move he made, every decision, every action he took. But understanding such a complex mind is a...

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Political
Biography of Otto von Bismarck
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Called the Iron Chancellor, Bismarck is definitely one of the most influential people in Germany history. He dominated Prussian and German History in the 19th century, a time...

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Philosophy
meetei
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Some believe that the “so-called” Meetei civilization is a hoax, as there is no archeological proof of the civilization living in Manipur or in either part of Northeast Asia...

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Military/War
hitler america
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On the afternoon of Thursday, December 11, 1941, Hitler declared war on the United States. Opening his statement by declaring that the American president has used his influen...

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Military/War
death camps
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Nowadays, the Holocaust is a controversial theme. Some people believe it happened, some still deny it, despite the numerous videos, museums and articles confirming its existe...

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History
History of Helicopters
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The earliest invention for vertical flight that we know comes from China. It is known that since 400 years BC, children in China played with bamboo flying toys. Children atta...

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Beauty
Queen Nefertiti
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Egypt never produced such beauty. Her name, Nefertiti, means “The Perfect One”. An Egyptian queen, Nefertiti was most famous for her beauty, and for her bust, which is no...

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History
empire of the tsars
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Lucy Worsley, a British reporter, continues her journey through Russia, revealing the secrets and the story of one of the most influential and powerful dynasties in modern Eu...

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History
empire of the tsars
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For more than three centuries, the House of Romanov ruled Russia. The direct male line came to end in 1762, when Elizabeth of Russia died. However, Peter III ascended the thr...

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Military/War
vietnam war
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In what is widely considered one of the most controversial battles of all time, the Battle of Khe Sahn took place in a little village in Vietnam, the Khe Sahn village. What i...

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Military/War
Third Reich
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The Second World War might be long over, but the image of Adolph Hitler still represents the ultimate evil. The legacy he left behind him? 40 million dead, including women, c...

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Lifestyle
royal bedchamber
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Obsession with the Royal Monarchy is nothing new. However, unlike in the past, people do not get to see what happens inside the Royal Bedroom. In the past, the royal bed was a pu...

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Social
soviet union
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Thanks to government controlled media, what was happening in the Soviet Union was rarely known to the Western World. And while things have changed dramatically in the past 20...

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Lifestyle
Mughal empire
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The first association many people get when India is mentioned is Hinduism, Buddhism, and Hindi culture. But did you know that several centuries ago, India was actually ruled by Tur...

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Military/War
dday
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June 6, 1944 is commonly known as the D-Day, or the day when the allied forces managed to land on the beaches of Normandy in France, and turn the Second World War around. The...

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Military/War
china communism
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When it comes to communism, many people think that the origin for communism is from Russia. In fact, there are other countries that have implemented communism even before Rus...

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Military/War
Third Reich
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The world needs and deserves to see everything: the good, the bad, and the ugly. That being said, most people associate the Third Reich and Hitler with some of the most horrifyin...

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Personal Triumphs
Richard Byrd
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Nowadays, we know much more about the Antarctic than we knew 100 years ago. The Antarctic is a popular topic among scientists in past years, but it hasn’t always been like that...

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Military/War
japan china
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When it comes to Asian empires, few people know that the Japanese Empire was one of the strongest in the modern era. At the middle of the 20th century, the Japanese occupied Chin...

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People
first people america
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Today there are 7 billion of US (homo sapiens) living across seven continents in the world. This story takes you through the journey of the first homo sapiens that appeared in Af...

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Military/War
Auschwitz
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More than one million people were killed at Auschwitz. Women, children, men, robbed out of their future as victims to the Nazi Regime.Each and every one of the victims of Ausc...

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History
ancient greece
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Scattered with modern houses and beach hotels, Greece might not look like the place where history and civilization was made. But rest assure, the Greek civilization is widely re...

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Social
Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
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Bride kidnapping, otherwise called marriage by snatching or marriage by catch, is a practice in which a man steals the lady he wishes to wed. Spouse seizing has been conducted as...

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History
The Way of the Samurai
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In the early sixteenth century, Japan is a warlike society led by samurai and their daimyo warlords. At the point when Portuguese vendors touch base in 1543, they are the first E...

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Military/War
The Battle of Russia
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This documentary is a part of a film series with the purpose of encouraging and convincing American soldiers to participate and maximize their efforts in the battle against the A...

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Military/War
The Nazis Strike
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This documentary is a part of a film series with the purpose of encouraging and convincing American soldiers to participate and maximize their efforts in the battle against the A...

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Military/War
Korean Civil War In Color
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On June 25th 2010 was the 60th anniversary of the start of an armed conflict that threatened to bring the entire world to a nuclear war. This conflict has traumatized an entire n...

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