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Herodotus (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC) is often
considered the "father of history"


History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past. Events before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory. "History" is an umbrella term comprising past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of these events. Historians seek knowledge of the past using historical sources such as written documents, oral accounts, art and material artifacts, and ecological markers.

History also includes the academic discipline which uses narrative to describe, examine, question, and analyze past events, and investigate their patterns of cause and effect. Historians often debate which narrative best explains an event, as well as the significance of different causes and effects. Historians also debate the nature of history as an end in itself, as well as its usefulness to give perspective on the problems of the present.

Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur), are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends. History differs from myth in that it is supported by evidence. However, a... ...read more

Portal:History of science
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Portal:Modern history ... Geography Health History Mathematics Nature People Philosophy Religion Society Technology Random portal Human history, or recorded history, is the narrative...

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Portal:European military history ... The European military history Portal Military Portals: Military history of: Australia Europe Germany War  (American Civil War American Revolutionary War...

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Portal:History of science/Article ... pictures at Portal talk:History of science/Picture. If you have any questions, contact User:Ragesoss or leave a message at WikiProject History of Science....

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Portal:History/Featured picture ... Documentation[view] [edit] [history] [purge] The Selected picture box on the portal chooses one of the following at random when displaying the page. Follow...

Portal:History of science/Intro
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Portal:History of science/Intro ... abandoned (thus overlapping with the history of ideas, history of philosophy and intellectual history). The history of science seeks to explain past beliefs—even...

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Portal:History of science/Picture ... Portal:History of science/Picture/1 Joseph Wright of Derby's painting of The Alchemist in Search of the Philosopher's Stone (1771) edit  Portal:History of...

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Portal:History of science/Categories ... ▼ History of science ► History of science by period ► History of science by discipline ► Historiography of science ► Academic genealogies ► History of...

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Portal:History of science/Did you know ... edit  Portal:History of science/Did you know/1 ...that the history of biochemistry bs approximately 400 years, but the word "biochemistry" in the modern...

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