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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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 was part of an underg...

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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 1930s. Back then, allig...

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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 wondering how people i...

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Short
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. The palace served ...

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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 there are many reasons...

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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 story behind Taj Ma...

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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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Military/War
The Breaking Of The Code
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This documentary is revolving around the forgotten heroes of World War II. In 1943 two men, a 24-year-old math student and a GPO engineer merged their intellectual capacity in ord...

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People
The Story Of Dieter Dengler
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This documentary is primarily made for the German television broadcasting purpose. The director and writer of this film is Werner Herzog and the production credit goes to Werner ...

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Military/War
Letters From Vietnam
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This documentary is concerned with the letters from American soldiers, fighting in Vietnam, addressed to their beloved ones. It is directed by Bill Couturie in 1987 and was given...

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Strange
The Mystery of Voynich Manuscript
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If you ever have a chance to go to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the Yale University, there you will find, under the MS 408 code, a book so peculiar that to th...

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History
The Oldest Cave Paintings
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This is a documentary about the Chauvet Cave, located in southern region of France, where the oldest man-made paintings were found. These impressive paintings were estimated to b...

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Social
The Saffron Revolution in Burma
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This documentary is concerned with the protest of the people in Burma, also known as Myanmar, against the ruling regime. The Buddhist monks join the protest, and what began as no...

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History
James Cameron: The Titanic Story
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RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage fro...

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History
History of Scotland
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One of the countries that form the United Kingdom is Scotland. Its Gaelic name is Alba, and it encompasses the land which was inhabited and controlled by the Scottish tribe calle...

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Military/War
Radical Islam and Nazism
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Almost 70 years ago, Europe found itself at war with one of the most sinister figures in modern history: Adolf Hitler. When the last bullet of World War II was fired, over 50 mil...

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Military/War
The Legend Of The Ninja
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A ninja or shinobi was a mercenary warrior class that originates from 15th century Japan. Some of the basic operations of the ninja included infiltration, espionage, sabotage, as...

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History
The Rape of Nanking: Nanjing Massacre II
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The slaughter of Nanking, commonly known as the Rape of Nanking, was an infamous genocidal war crime committed by the Japanese army in Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of Chin...

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History
England: Moderns
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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It takes its name from the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes who settled on the island during the 5th and 6th centuries....

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History
England: Georgians
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Lust, tempestuous relationships and madness feature in the colorful reigns of the Georgians. George I brought two mistresses over from Germany. George II quarreled openly with his ...

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History
England: The Middle Ages
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This documentary is concerned with the timeframe of England`s history, beginning from the Roman military withdrawal and the arrival of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, followed by t...

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