History

The present day term is derived from the Greek word “historia”,meaning inquiry or knowledge acquired by investigation. As a science it isconcerned with the events that happened in the past. History preserves memoryof these events, deals with the discovery of the past ones, collects andorganizes them in a chronological fashion. The 5th century Greekhistorian 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 specificaspects of history such as religion, gender, military, environment, etc.

Since the 20th century there has been an ongoingdebate concerned with the views on history. Some of the French historians associatedwith the Annales School argued that is a form of art, while others such as FernandBraudel regarded it more as a social science. Contrary to these interpretationswere the ones of the Marxist historians, who worked on the validation of CarlMarx`s theories. A somewhat different perspective on the matter was offered bythe feminist historians such as Joan Wallach Scott or Claudia Koons consideringthe importance of studying the experience of women in the past.

The documentaries and video materials complied in thiscategory are concerned with the matters of history and the factors that hadinfluence on its very course.

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

See the new archeological evidence in support of the theorythat a devastating Tsunami swept the eastern coast of Britain some 8000 yearsago. Tony Robinson and his team examine the newfound evidence and also make afew discoveries of their own.

Learn about the French revolution and take a look at thecourse of events that lead to the execution of the last Queen of France, MarieAntoinette. It was a highly turbulent time for the entire France and a veryviolent one as well.

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Man With a Movie Camera
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The Weight of Chains
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The Weight of Chains (2010) is a Canadian history documentary about the breakup of Yugoslavia and the role of the European Union, United States and NATO in it. The director Boris Malagurski stocked th...

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The Nazi Plan
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The Nazi Plan (1945) is an American World War documentary directed by Academy Award winner George Stevens. Largely based on the works of the German director Leni Riefenstahl, the film is a compilation...

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The Conscientious Objector
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The Conscientious Objector (2004) is a war documentary telling the story of World War II medic and The Medal of Honor winner Desmond Doss. In 1945, Doss was situated in Okinawa and although a soldier ...

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Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
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Bride kidnapping, otherwise called marriage by snatching ormarriage by catch, is a practice in which a man steals the lady he wishes towed. Spouse seizing has been conducted as far and wide as pos...

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Roman Bath
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The Way of the Samurai
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In the early sixteenth century, Japan is a warlike societyled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. At the point when Portuguese vendorstouch base in 1543, they are the first E...

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The Battle of Russia
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This documentary is a part of a film series with the purposeof encouraging and convincing American soldiers to participate and maximizetheir efforts in the battle against the A...

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The Nazis Strike
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Korean Civil War In Color
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