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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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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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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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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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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History
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...

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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 fir...

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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 i...

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History
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 e...

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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 e...

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History
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...

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Religion
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...

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Religion
Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America
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Wayne May's two-part presentation at the November 2013 Vernal, UT Book of Mormon Evidence Conference. His incredible evidence leaves little (to no) doubt: The Book of Mormon is tru...

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DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography
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An excellent documentary by Rod Meldrum for new scientific support for the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon studying the correlation and verification through DNA, prophetic, scri...

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History
America's Godly Heritage
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America's Godly Heritage clearly sets forth the beliefs of many of the famous Founding Fathers concerning the proper role of Christian principles in education, in government, and i...

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The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
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‘The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization’, produced by PBS pays a tribute to the glory of ancient Greece, telling the story of Greek democracy from its first stirrings in 500 B.C....

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History
The Dark Lords of Hattusha
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‘The Dark Lords of Hattusha’ recounts the history of the Hittite Empire, which lost 2500 years ago. The deciphering of their language enabled archaeologists to finally retrace ...

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History
Prehistoric Park
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Images created by the UK independent producers Impossible, multiple award-winning creators of Walking With … series, Prehistoric Park is wildlife expert Nigel Marven and his team...

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History
The Story of Maths
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"Four-part series on the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.In the first episode, the language of the universe, after showing how mathematics is...

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The First Australians
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First Australians is a historical documentary series Australian produced over six years and was released in October 2008. The documentary is part of a larger project that consists ...

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Ecstasy Rising
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In this Peter Jennings special, we see a expose of the most popular illicit drug, next to Cannabis, MDMA, or Ecstasy. Peter interviews the proponents as well as the opponents of t...

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Civilization: Is the West History?
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In ‘Civilization: Is the West History?’, filmmaker Niall Ferguson asks how the Western civilization, from exhibiting an unpromising outlook in the 15th century, came to dominat...

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The Russian Revolution
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"The year 1905 saw Russia submerged in a wave of mass political and social unrest, including terrorism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and military mutinies. This led to the estab...

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Military/War
Cold War
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Both the United States and the Soviet Union drifted apart after the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Russian Civil War and the Paris Peace Conference. Diplomatic and extensive tradi...

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History
Britain’s Stone Age Tsunami
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Tony Robinson explores new evidence of a massive Tsunami that swept over the east coast of Britain about 8000 years ago. Archaeologists have uncovered the story of the people livin...

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History
Evidence of Revision
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Evidence of Revision enables the viewers to differentiate between the real history and the official history of America.The JFK Assassination As Never Seen Before, This film gives a...

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History
Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy
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Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy is a documentary on how Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime made use of ancient mysticism and occultism to win the war. The Nazi’s also used occult min...

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Mysteries of Asia: Lost Temples of India
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The mysteries of Asia series of three-part video was originally produced for The Learning Channel. During this segment, historians and others examine temples built in India over 1,...

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History
Ancient Apocalypse: The Minoans
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‘Ancient Apocalypse: The Minoans’ is a documentary film that attempts to explore the lost world of the Minoans that has intrigued people for thousands of years.Their palaces at...

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The Soviet Story
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The Soviet Story is a 2008 documentary film about Soviet Communism and Soviet-German collaboration before 1941 written and directed by Edvīns Šnore and sponsored by the UEN Group...

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History
The Lost Gods of Easter Island
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Lost Gods of Easter Island is a BBC documentary written and presented by David Attenborough. It explores the history of civilization in the remote islands of Passover. Attenborough...

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Military/War
Pure History : Prisoners of War Betrayed
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The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers and European survivors were sent to unknow...

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History
Satan: Prince Of Darkness
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Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Devil … known by many names, that he was once favorite angel who fell from grace. Cast out of heaven, became a scourge of humanity, promising to de...

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Total Denial: Film by Milena Kaneva
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Burma, the country of the Golden Pagodas, strangled by a military junta.A pipeline built by two oil companies, TOTAL and UNOCAL. Slave labor, rape and murder are the results of the...

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History
The Story of English
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An English Speaking World is said to explore the development of modern English, and it illustrates English as the language of choice for technology, diplomacy, business and popular...

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History
The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco
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The harpy eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world, tearing the monkeys from the branches of the forest canopy.Rare and elusive, rarely seen, but with the discovery of ...

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History
Doomsday 2012: The End of Days – Discovery Channel
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A series of strange prophecies lead society to believe that the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012. Documentary by the History Channel/Discovery Channel.

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The Great Inca Rebellion
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Nova presents a unique view of the downfall of the Inca people. Using CSI-type forensics, archaeologists dig into the Inca’s past, revealing new information about their battles (...

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Byzantium: The Lost Empire
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For over 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire was the eye of the world – the origin of great literature, fine art and modern government. Heir to Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empir...

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Decoding The Past The Templar Code
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For almost 200 years, the Knights Templar was the most powerful group in the medieval world. Today, the group’s legacy showcased in an array of Hollywood blockbusters and a numb...

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Vampire Secrets
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Vampire Secrets is a docudrama of 2006 on the mythology and lifestyle of vampires, produced by Indigo Films for History Channel and narrated by Corey Burton.The documentary present...

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