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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Taxi to the Dark Side
Taxi to the Dark Side

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This academy award winning film focuses on the murder in custody of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, by United States Army. The film raises questions on how we treat our prisoners of war and if there should be limits to the amount of interrogation we put them through.

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The Saffron Revolution in Burma
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 non violent protest will turn into the aggressive outburst of the military forces in order to suppress the protest. A series of events in August 2007, including the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, an elected official and a favorite of the people, will lead to a peaceful march. Because of the characteristic color of the monks’ robes, who participated in the protest, it was called the “Saffron Revolution”. Among the participants of the “Saffron Revolution” were political activists and students. In the course of the following three months there have been several thousands of arrests and an estimated 31 fatal casualties. The detained protesters were eventually released. The documentary contains footage that was smuggled from Burma with the help of a number of journalists and political activists. At the time of the protests, the country was in complete isolation and there was almost no communication with the outside world. The crucial role in the information updates, during the protests, played the members of the Democratic Voice of Burma.

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James Cameron: The Titanic Story
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 from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. This tragic event caused the deaths of more than 1,500 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew.James Cameron, who has made more than 30 dives to explore the Titanic, brings together a team of engineers, naval architects, artists, and historians to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how an “unsinkable” ship sank. With their combined expertise, they examine the feature film and determine what technology has revealed since its release. An investigation of this magnitude has never been attempted before, and some of the revelations alter the fundamental interpretation of what exactly happened to the Titanic on April 14, 1912.

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History of Scotland
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 called the Picts. The geographic position of Scotland is on the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It borders with England to the south, and the remaining borders are the Atlantic Ocean. The North Sea is the eastern border and the North Channel and Irish Sea make up the south-western. Aside from the mainland, Scotland has more than 790 islands and among those are the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.It was in the Early Middle ages that Scotland was united under one banner. The Kingdom of Scotland exists independently until May 1, 1707, when it forms a union with England to form the Kingdom of Great Britain. The History of Scotland is documentary about important times and figures in history, historic places and people, archaeology, science and education. Watch this exciting documentary and discover Scotland such as you never seen before.

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Radical Islam and Nazism
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 million people were dead, and countless countries were both physically and economically devastated. Hitler’s bloody struggle sought to forge the world anew, in the crucible of Nazi values. How could such a disaster occur? How could the West have overlooked the evil staring it in the face, for so long, before standing forcefully against it?Today, we find ourselves confronted by a new enemy, also engaged in a violent struggle to transform our world. As we sleep in the comfort of our homes, a new evil rises against us. A new menace is threatening, with all the means at its disposal, to bow Western Civilization under the yoke of its values. That enemy is Radical Islam.Islam is being hijacked by radical extremists, who actively seek to destroy the shared values we stand for. The world should be very concerned.This is a documentary film about Radical Islamic terror, a dangerous ideology, fueled by religious hatred. It's important to remember, most Muslims are peaceful and do not support terror. This is not a film about them.

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The Legend Of The Ninja
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, assassination and also open combat if needed. In the troubled times of the Sengoku period, between 15th and 17th century, a class of mercenaries and spies for hire emerged in the Province of Iga and the surrounding area of the village of Kōga. The contemporary knowledge that we have on ninjas is provided from the clan records of these two areas. The figure of the ninja poses a central character in a number of folklore tales and legends, and as a consequence it is often difficult to tell the difference between historical fact and myth. Among the extraordinary abilities attributed to the ninja were the control over the elements in nature, invisibility and the ability to walk on water. That, in turn, twisted the perception of the ninja in western popular culture in the 20th century. The view on these warriors of the night is ever so often based on various legends and folklore rather than on the historical facts about them.Watch this documentary and see the truth behind the legends of the ninja warriors. Discover the mindset of people that devoted themselves to such a lifestyle of danger and discipline.

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The Rape of Nanking: Nanjing Massacre II
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 China, after it fell to Imperial Japanese Army on December 13, 1937.The duration of the slaughter is not clearly defined, although the violence lasted well into the next six weeks, until early February 1938.During the occupation of Nanjing, the Japanese army committed numerous atrocities, including rape, looting, arson and the execution of prisoners of war and civilians.Although the executions began under the pretext of eliminating Chinese soldiers disguised as civilians, it is stated that a large number of innocent men were intentionally identified as enemy combatants and executed-or simply killed outright-as the slaughter gathered momentum.A large number of women and children were also killed, as rape and murder became more widespread.

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England: Moderns
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.The Kingdom of England, which after 1284 included Wales, ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain.In this documentary you will see the modern royal family of Saxe-Coburg and Windsor, whose direct lineage stretches back to Queen Victoria and continues up to Elizabeth II.

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England: Georgians
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 son Frederick, and George III became ruler of the British Empire - but madness eventually disabled him. His son reigned as Prince Regent for eight years, and later as King George IV.Learn more about these rulers and the terms on which they came to rule and how their reign ended. Watch this documentary and find out what were the social occurrences of the time and what was it like to live in the Georgian period.

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England: The Middle Ages
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 the Norman conquest of England in 1066, and ending with the Hundred Years' War and The Black Death epidemic that emerged in England in 1348 which eventually killed up to half of England's inhabitants.It also deals with the Magna Carta through to Henry VI and the Battle of Agincourt along the way.Find out about the social and economic issues of that time, such as the Great Famine and the social unrest that resulted in the Peasants` Revolt in 1381. Discover the hardships of everyday life in England and how the country was built after the departure of the Roman governing and military apparatus.

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England: Stuarts
England: Stuarts

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House of Stuart was founded by Robert II of Scotland, the Stuarts first became the monarchs of Scotland during late 14 century and after they held the right to the crown of England, Ireland and Great Britain. The name stuart derives from the political position of office similar to the governor, known as stuard. It was originally adopted as the family surname by Walter Stuart, 3hrd high Stuard of Scotland who was the third member of the family to hold this position.In total nine Stewart monarchs ruled only Scotland : Robert II of Scotland, Robert III of Scotland, James I of Scotland, James II of Scotland, James III of Scotland, James IV of Scotland, James V of Scotland, Mary I od Scotland and James VI od Scotland.The Stuarts claimed the England throne through the House of Tudor line that has extinct.There were six Stuart rulers that ruled Scotland and England : James I of England(VI of Scotland), Charles I of England, Charles II of England, James II of England(VII of Scotland), Mary II of England and Anne of Great Britain and Ireland

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England: Tudors
England: Tudors

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After the War of the Roses between houses Lancaster and York, England throne was seized by the House of Tudor who had the right to the England throne since 1485 until 1603. The first monarch was Henry VII who was a descendant of the English royal House of Lancaster. He reinforced his throne claims by marriage with Elizabeth of York uniting the fractions in one dynasty.The Tudors maintained the claim to the kingdom of France.In total, five Tudor monarchs ruled their domain in a century. Henry VII (1457-1509) claimed the throne and started the Tudor dynasty, after his death Henry VIII(1509-1547) claimed the throne, during his leadership he secured the borders of the England and England Parliament enacted laws breaking ties with Rome and declared King Supreme Head of the Church. After his death, his son Edvard VI claimed the throne but he was too young to rule so his mother Jane ruled for him (1547-1553). Henry VIII daughter Mary seized the crown, she was known as the Bloody Mary because she wanted Vatican church back in England, and she terrorised all to accomplish that. Before she managed to reinstate Vatican Church Mary died and on England throne came younger daughter of Henry VIII Elizabeth I(1533-1603). Elizabeth secured the Church of England and won against the Spanish Armada which was considered the strongest armada of the world and with that victory England armada became the strongest armada od the world. This allowed England to conquer other countries.

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England: Normans
England: Normans

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Early-mid age in England starts with Norman occupation of England in 1066 and it lasts until the end of the Angevin dynasty 1216. Normans linked the England crown with their land in France and brought to England French language, a new government and they put Norman clerics on church positions in England. It is important to know that in mid age if you had a church on your side you could do whatever you want so this was very important for Normans. Normans ruled England through system of castles and the introduction of the feudal system and landholding. They adopted many Anglo-Saxon governmental institutions, but the feudal system concentrated more power in the hands of the king and a small elite.By the early thirteen-century church had largely won its argument for independence from the state, answering almost entirely to the Rome.Norman age in England starts with William I (1066-1087), after rebellion in 1088 William II(1087-1100) seized the throne. When William II died his throne was immediately seized by Henry I (1100-1135). Henry I lost his only son and named his daughter Matilda (1135-1154) as his heir, she had to fight her father cousin for the throne but she managed to win. This marks the age of Angevins and it starts with King Henry II(1154-1189) followed by Richard I(1189-1199) who spent a lot time in crusade, after his death John(1199-1216)took the crown and ruled England .

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Antichrist (part II)
Antichrist (part II)

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Common wisdom has it we prepare for our future by understanding our past. But did the ancient prophets already know the future? Are we living in the world they predicted? In this enlightening and often unsettling series, the viewer revisits the prophecies and divination of the Ancients and traces them to the modern events they may have been predicting. Beyond great leaders and pivotal battles, our history contains a trove of information and insight, tradition and warning. From the Tibetan Book of the Dead to a 20th Century Nostradamus, from the secrets of the Knights Templar to the real fiend behind the Frankenstein story, these programs address some of these persistent curiosities from the Ages.

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Antichrist (part I)
Antichrist (part I)

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Common wisdom has it we prepare for our future by understanding our past. But did the ancient prophets already know the future? Are we living in the world they predicted? In this enlightening and often unsettling series, the viewer revisits the prophecies and divination of the Ancients and traces them to the modern events they may have been predicting. Beyond great leaders and pivotal battles, our history contains a trove of information and insight, tradition and warning. From the Tibetan Book of the Dead to a 20th Century Nostradamus, from the secrets of the Knights Templar to the real fiend behind the Frankenstein story, these programs address some of these persistent curiosities from the Ages.Watch the second part of this documentary here.

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The Vikings
The Vikings

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The term Vikings originates from Old Norse ‘víkingr’ and it refers to Germanic Norse seafarers, speaking the Old Norse language.They raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.The contemporary representation of the Vikings is typically based on cultural clichés and stereotypes which, in turn, can influence our appreciation of the Viking legacy and culture. The intention of this documentary is to reveal the true nature of the Vikings and also to give a profound insight to their world as accurately as possible. Embark on an epic journey and discover the truth behind the myth of the Vikings.

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Origins of Christmas
Origins of Christmas

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Christmas or Christmas Day is derived from the old English word ‘Crīstesmæsse’ meaning ‘Christ's Mass’. It is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.While the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East. Although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.Watch this documentary and discover the very origin of Christmas, from the establishment of the date of celebration to the present day. Find out how it was celebrated before in comparison with the contemporary customs.

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40 Years on Track
40 Years on Track

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"In 1972, the International Railway Union celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark this jubilee, they created InterRail, a rail pass that allowed travellers to explore Europe freely for the period of 30 days. What started as a mere travel product, became in a new way for European youngsters to not only discover the continent they live in but also interchange with other peoples and cultures, playing also an important role in Europe’s unification and even the resolution of conflicts like the cold war or the Youguslav wars.Filmed in 20 countries, with the testimonials of more than a dozen travelers from different nationalities, this documentary illustrates the impact of the InterRail phenomenon in Europe in the past 40 years."

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A Life in Japan
A Life in Japan

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"Ever wondered how a life in Japan might be? 19 foreigners share their personal experiences, likes and dislikes. See the country through the eyes of, mostly western, foreign residents, who have lived in Japan between a few months and several decades."

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How to Kill a Human Being
How to Kill a Human Being

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Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution.As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do this, he examines the primary methods of execution available today, and he discovers why convicts could catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how simple it is to mess up a hanging and inhales a poisonous gas to experience first-hand the terror of the gas chamber.Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out – to experience it himself.

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National Geographic When Aliens Attack
National Geographic When Aliens Attack

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At some point of our lives we considered the life on other planets rather than earth. Every person has a different view and theories about their appearance, behaviour or abilities. But what if that life stood against us? Would we be able to win this extraordinary war? Do we even stand a chance? There's alot of unanswered questions which bother even the greatest planet minds. 'National Geographic – When Aliens Attack' is a documentary created in 2011 with intentions of answering these questions. One thing to remember is that these speculations are just theories created by greatest minds. None of us knows the truth and what's behind outer space life.

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Addicted to Pleasure - Opium
Addicted to Pleasure - Opium

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We've picked our top ten Premier League goals from Thierry Henry in the wake of the Arsenal legend's retirement. Do you agree with our choice? For more match action, highlights and training videos, make sure you become a digital member and sign up to Arsenal Player. It's FREE and is the Home of the Game: http://po.st/YTArsenalPlayer Subscribe to the Official Arsenal YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/Arsenal Follow us on Facebook: http://po.st/facebookyt Follow us on Twitter: http://po.st/twitteryt Follow us on Instagram: http://po.st/instagramyt Follow us on Soundcloud: http://po.st/soundcloudyt This is the Official YouTube channel for Arsenal Football Club. This channel will aim to showcase the personality of Arsenal Football Club and give fans more of an insight into what it's like to be at this fantastic club. This channel will look behind the scenes and get closer to the likes of Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and more. ABOUT ARSENAL FC Arsenal Football Club were formed in 1886. They have amassed 13 League titles, 11 FA Cups and many other major trophies since then. Their greatest players include: Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Robert Pires, Liam Brady, Cliff Bastin and Charlie George.

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Football Daily counts down the Top 10 Most Prolific Premier League Goalscorers of All-Time - for Shearer to Sturridge! Source: Opta, best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League history since 1992 for players with 20+ goals Subscribe: http://bit.ly/12gLHoR This is Football Daily, bringing you all the latest and greatest from the world of football - featuring FOOTBALL DAILY WEEKLY, TRANSFER TALK, TOP 10s, VERSUS and ALL-TIME XIs. Get involved and SUBSCRIBE now to be part of Football Daily - one of the beautiful games largest and most passionate communities! Follow us on Twitter: http://bit.ly/YaRzlu Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/10pugRr Follow us on Google+: http://bit.ly/10pRPdT

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Our favourite quotes of the Premier League season, including an array of Jose Mourinho classics, Alan Pardew on his headbutt on David Meyler, banter between Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the MNF studio and Steven Gerrard's title war cry. What's your favourite sound bite of this season? Subscribe to Sky Sports Official for the best videos from Sky Sports! http://www.youtube.com/SkySportsOfficial About Sky Sports Official: Sky Sports Official is the home of Sky Sports on YouTube, bringing you the best sports videos from around the world. From amazing pieces of action and 'How To' tutorials from Game Changers with some of the biggest names in sport, (including David Beckham, Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill) to the latest news, features, documentaries from our live and magazine shows, including Soccer AM, The Fantasy Football Club, Game Changers, Monday Night Football and Super Sunday. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skysports and https://twitter.com/skysportsnews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skysports For more great content head to www.skysports.com

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