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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History
ancient artifacts
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We are often concentrated on finding history that date millions of years back. And there is always an artifact here and there that show up. Are these artifacts a proof of past ancient advanced c...

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History
napoleon bonaparte emperor
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When it comes to great conquerors, one has to mention the name of Napoleon Bonaparte. Born in Paris, France in 1769, he is one of the few people who have managed to conquer almost all of Europe....

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History
vespasian emperor
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When people talk about successful Roman emperors, the name of Vespasian rarely comes to mind. But he definitely deserves a spot among the greatest. He founded the Flavian dynasty. While the reig...

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History
darts documentary
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Darts is a sport in which small missiles/torpedoes/arrows/darts are thrown at a circular dartboard fixed to a wall. It is believed that it was first played in the 1860s in the United Kingdom. N...

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History
street fighter documentary
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Street Fighter is one of the most famous video games franchises in the world. The franchise is so popular, they even made a couple of movies out of it.Some 30 years ago, the world was not ready for ...

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History
dukes of britain
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On 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest serving British monarch. And one of the most enduring images of her coronation in 1953 is that she was surrounded by her dukes. Nowad...

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japanese history
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The first human habitation in the Japanese archipelago has been traced to prehistoric times. But this documentary does not go that far.According to legends, Japan was founded...

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History
death of Carthage
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When Rome was still in its infancy, Carthage was the dominant power of the Mediterranean. However, as Rome grew, Carthage remained its rival.The city of Carthage had two riva...

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Opera was born in Italy more than 400 years ago during the Renaissance period. The term stands for a combination of vocal and orchestral music, blending it all together in a ...

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benedict arnold
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Benedict Arnold’s treason is considered one of the worst treasons in American and world history. He was a general during the American Revolutionary War. He fought heroicall...

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Art
star wars original trilogy
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The original Star Wars trilogy is widely regarded an epic masterpiece. Mark Hamill is still one of the best actors in the world, namely because of his work on Star Wars. L...

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Science
pythagorean theorem
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Pythagoras has been widely regarded as the first true mathematician. He established the Pythagorean school, whose doctrine was that mathematics ruled the universe and their m...

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History
coffee history
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Coffee is widely regarded as one of the most popular drinks in the world. It is right up there with beer, wine, and soda. With that in mind, while most of us drink it, not ...

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History
carthage lost city
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Carthage is one of the most glorious historic cities. The city rose to an empire, and then was wiped off existence by the Romans. But it is worth noting that Carthage, and th...

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Philosophy
machiavelli theory
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Machiavelli is widely considered as one of the most influential philosophers when it comes to politics. His grand work, “The Prince” is a 16th century political treatise....

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History
sex in egypt
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When you think about Ancient Egypt, you think about all the technological advancements they are responsible for. Ancient Egypt was one of the first countries and nations to e...

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Lifestyle
dunlop tires
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Dunlop is a brand of tires owned by various companies around the world. The company was founded by pneumatic tire pioneer John Boyd Dunlop in Birmingham, England in 1889. ...

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History
salt history
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Salt has a pretty bad reputation nowadays. Health and nutrition experts criticize it because it contributes to the obesity epidemic we live in. Salt is criticized as an un...

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Science
failed inventions
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There have been inventions that have changed our world. Some of the things we have nowadays seemed like mission impossible just a hundred years ago. For example, take smar...

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Social
godfather untold story 2
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In the second part of the Godfather Untold Story, the narrative focuses on the third act of the first Godfather movie. It is that part of the movie that shows how great of ...

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godfather untold story
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I’ll make him an offer he cannot refuse. We’ve all heard that quote from The Godfather, the epic mafia trilogy made by Francis Ford Coppola. For so many years, we look ...

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History
israel war
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The Arab-Israeli War is one of the oldest conflicts in modern history. The first Arab-Israeli war started in 1948, and was fought between the State of Israel and a military c...

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History
lost city
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We have always been captivated by how our world was created. Science believes in the Big Bang Theory. Religion has another theory for how the world was created. But no mat...

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Social
digital amnesia
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Do you remember when was the last time you used a CD-Rom? Or does anyone remember the good old floppy disk? Our memory is dissipating. For the first time in history, we have ...

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History
notable plane crashes
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Every time you step in on a plane, you need to remember that you are part of history. Flying with commercial planes hasn’t always been this way. Nowadays, flying with a pla...

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Social
genghis khan eagles
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Genghis Khan was the Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire. It became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. Genghis Khan came to power by uniting ma...

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History
christmas history
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Christmas is one of the oldest traditions around the world. Almost every nation around the world celebrates Christmas. Some celebrate it on December 25 (Catholics), and some ...

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History
1992 presidential campaign
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The 1992 USA Presidential elections were unique in so many different ways. Clinton was the popular candidate, but just days before the election, a sex scandal broke through. ...

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Social
ancient cities
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There are cities nowadays that existed some thousands of years ago. When you talk about a city, you need to clarify how city is defined. For example, while Jericho is widely ...

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Military/War
nazi occult
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One of the biggest mysteries of the Nazi era is how Hitler was able to persuade so many people to believe in him. Well, it all comes down to propaganda. We’ve always kno...

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History
star wars documentary
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This year we celebrate 40 years anniversary of the first Star Wars movie. The latest installment of the saga, Episode 8, is about to hit theaters. With that in mind, it is...

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History
hitler conspiracy
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One of the biggest conspiracy theories following World War II is that Hitler actually survived the war. The story goes that he faked his own death, and then ran away to live ...

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History
commercial flights
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Nowadays, we can easily hop on a plane, and go from America to Europe, from America to Asia, to Africa, or from Europe to Africa. And all other sorts of flights around the wo...

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Religion
history of christianity
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Christianity is the most popular and widely spread religion in the world. The religion is based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who is the focal point of the Chris...

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Lifestyle
amazon report
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It is always fun to look back in time, and see how we, as community, reacted to some of the innovations. Nowadays, one of the most trending innovations is Bitcoin. We are sti...

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Military/War
japanese propaganda
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When you think of propaganda during the World War II, the first association is Germany. The country even had a Ministry of Propaganda, with Joseph Goebbels serving as the Min...

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Social
catalonia history
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Catalonia is all over the news in the past few weeks. The people in Catalonia voted yes on the referendum for independence. And with that, they jumped down the rabid hole. Wi...

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History
dday color
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There have been so many different documentaries focusing on DDay, one of the most important days in World War II history. The day in question is June 6th, 1944. This was the ...

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Military/War
germany world war 2
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Germany lost World War II, and as a loser, had to pay heavy fines and punishments. But what was life actually in Germany after World War II? In between the two world wars,...

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History
shakespeare facts
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William Shakespeare is one of the most legendary and famous writers in the history of literature. Almost everyone are familiar with his work like Romeo and Juliet, Othello, M...

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Nature
fingal cave
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Fingal’s Cave is a Gaelic sea cave located on the island of Staffa in Scotland. The cave has been celebrated by artists, musicians, writers, and much more. Formed from h...

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History
nanking massacre
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The Nanking Massacre was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against residents of Nanjing during the Second Sino – Japanese War. There a...

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History
hitler america
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During World War II, America and Nazi Germany were enemies. But that doesn’t mean that Germany and American companies were enemies. In fact, some of the biggest companie...

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Military/War
sparta phalanx
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The Spartan army is one of the most courageous army in the history of the world. Spartans have long been praised for their strength, determination, and resilience in battle. ...

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Military/War
byzantine empire
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The Byzantine Empire was created with the fall of Rome in the 5th Century, when the kingdom was divided into Eastern Roman Empire and Western Roman Europe. The capitol of the...

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History
game of thrones
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Game of Thrones is the most popular  television show ever. The show has broke almost all records in television. And rightfully so. George R.R. Martin has written a masterpiece...

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History
viking sword
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The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. However, not all of them got the privilege to carry the ultimate weapon, the Ulfberht sword. Called the Viking sword...

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Military/War
Battle of Sphacteria
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The Spartan warriors are known as fierce and courageous. They’ve famously never surrendered. Even the movie 300 emphasizes that point. Spartan warriors are trained to die o...

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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 worl...

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Short
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, a...

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