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Outline of history

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Outline of history
History
Index
Outline
Portal
Timelines
Category
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to history:
History discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also
mean the period of time after writing was invented.
Nature of history
History can be described as all of the following:
Academic discipline body of knowledge given to - or received by - a disciple (student); a branch or sphere of
knowledge, or field of study, that an individual has chosen to specialise in.
one of the humanities academic discipline that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily
analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural
sciences.
Field of science widely-recognized category of specialized expertise within science, and typically embodies its
own terminology and nomenclature. Such a field will usually be represented by one or more scientific journals,
where peer reviewed research is published. There are many sociology-related scientific journals.
Social science field of academic scholarship that explores aspects of human society.
Essence of history
Chronology
Past
Time
Branches
Archaeology study of past human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material
remains and environmental data
Archontology study of historical offices and important positions in state, international, political, religious and
other organizations and societies
Art history the study of changes in and social context of art
Chronology locating events in time
Cultural history the study of culture in the past
History of science the study of the emergence and development of scientific inquiry
Economic history the study of economies in the past
Environmental history study of natural history and the human relationship with the natural world
Forest history study of the natural history of forests and human relationships with them
Futurology study of the future: researches the medium to long-term future of societies and of the physical world
History painting the painting of works of art having historical motifs or depicting great events
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Military history the study of warfare and wars in history
Natural history history of the natural world, now usually referred to as science
Naval history the branch of military history devoted to warfare at sea or in bodies of water
Paleography the study of ancient texts
Political history the study of past political events, ideas, movements, and leaders
Public history the presentation of history to public audiences and other areas typically outside academia
Psychohistory study of the psychological motivations of historical events
Social history the study of societies and social trends in the past
World history the study of global historical trends and dynamics
Record of history
History by chronology
Timeline of the Big Bang
Formation and evolution of the Solar System
Geologic time scale
History of the world (see also: World History)
Universal history
Ancient history
Prehistory
Classics
Middle Ages
Modern history
Pre-Columbian
Mesoamerican chronology
Renaissance
Future history
Ages of history
prehistory
Stone Age
Paleolithic
Lower Paleolithic
(Homo)
(control of fire, stone tools)
Middle Paleolithic
(Homo neanderthalensis)
(Homo sapiens)
(Recent African origin of modern humans)
Upper Paleolithic
(behavioral modernity, atlatl, Origin of the domestic dog)
Mesolithic
(microliths, bow, canoes)
Neolithic
Stone Age Levant
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Tell Halaf
Ubaid period
Neolithic Europe
(Linear Pottery)
(Vina culture)
Neolithic China
Neolithic South Asia
Mehrgarh
Paleo-Indians (Americas)
Chalcolithic (Copper Age)
Uruk period
(Yamna culture)
(Corded Ware)
Europe
(Metallurgy in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica)
historic
Ancient Age
Bronze Age
Iron Age
Postclassical Age (Middle Ages)
Early Middle Ages
High Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
Modern Age
Early modern Age
Late Modern Age
Contemporary Age
Other
Axial Age
Dark Age
Viking Age
Age of Discovery
Age of Reason
Age of Enlightenment
Industrial Age
Information Age
Space Age
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Eras of history
Chinese Eras
Japanese Eras
Korean Eras
Vietnamese Eras
History by region
Ancient Egypt
Babylonia
India
Classics
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Ancient China
Mesoamerica
History by continent and country
Timeline of country and capital changes since 1001 CE
Timeline of ancient country changes before 1001 CE
History by field
Cultural history
History of archaeology, timeline
History of banking
History of cooking
History of critical theory
History of entertainment
History of games
History of board games
History of chess
History of role-playing games
History of hobbies
History of literature
History of money
History of poetry
History of sport
History of American football
History of baseball
History of billiards
History of cricket
History of football
History of the Olympics
History of skiing
History of swimming
History of track and field
History of art
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History of the performing arts
History of dance
History of film
History of music
History of opera
History of theatre
History of visual arts
History of architecture, timeline
History of crafts
History of design
History of drawing
History of film
History of painting
History of photography
History of sculpture
History of geography
History of archaeology, timeline
History of history
History of mathematics, timeline
History of algebra
History of arithmetic
History of calculus
History of discrete mathematics
History of geometry
History of trigonometry
History of logic
History of statistics
History of philosophy, timeline
History of ethics
History of normative ethics
History of meta-ethics
History of epistemology
History of humanism
History of logic
History of metaphysics
History of transhumanism
History of Western philosophy
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History of religions
History of religions (timeline)
Axial Age
Evolutionary origin of religions
Teleological development of religion
The Bible and history
History of Ayyavazhi
History of Buddhism (timeline)
History of Christianity (timeline)
Historical Jesus
History of the Catholic Church
History of Protestantism
History of the Puritans
History of creationism
History of Hinduism
History of Islam (timeline)
History of Judaism
History of Taoism
History of Wicca
History of science
History of science
History of science in general
History of scientific method
Theories/sociology of science
Historiography
History of pseudoscience
By era
History of science in early cultures
History of science in Classical Antiquity
History of science in the Middle Ages
History of science in the Renaissance
Scientific revolution
History of natural science
History of biology
History of biochemistry
History of physical science
History of nature
History of astronomy, timeline
History of chemistry
History of ecology
History of earth science
History of geography
History of geology, timeline
History of meteorology, timeline
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History of oceanography
History of physics
Social sciences
History of the social sciences
Business history
Historiography
History of archaeology (timeline)
History of criminal justice
History of economic thought
History of education
History of linguistics
History of management
History of marketing
History of political science
History of psychology (timeline)
History of science and technology
History of scientific method
History of sociology (timeline)
Legal history (history of law)
Technology
History of technology
Aviation history
History of agricultural science
History of agriculture
History of architecture (timeline)
History of artificial intelligence
History of biotechnology
History of cartography
History of communication
History of computer science
History of programming languages (timeline)
History of software engineering
History of electromagnetism
History of engineering
History of chemical engineering
History of electrical engineering
History of health science
History of materials science
History of measurement
History of medicine
History of transport
Industrial history
Military history
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List of battles
List of wars
Timeline of historic inventions
Methods and tools
Prosopography a methodological tool for the collection of all known information about individuals within a
given period
Historical revisionism traditionally used in a completely neutral sense to describe the work or ideas of a
historian who has revised a previously accepted view of a particular topic
Historiography the study of historical methodology
Concepts
Annals
Big History
Centuries
Chronicle
Chronology
Classics
Cultural history
Family history
Future
Genealogy
Historian
Historical classification
Historical revisionism
Historical thinking
Historiography
History
History is written by the victors
History of science and technology
Timeline of historic inventions
Timeline of electromagnetism and classical optics
Timeline of mathematics
Timeline of atomic and subatomic physics
Identity
Intellectual History
Intellectual history of time
Landscape history
List of time periods
Local history
Marxist historiography
Mythology
Oral history
Palaeography
Past
Periodization
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Philosophy of history
Prehistory
Present
Pseudohistory
Social history
Social change
Virtual history
Historians
Historian
Herodotus
Dio Cassius
Livy
Appian
Jean Froissart
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Voltaire
Edward Gibbon
Thomas Macaulay
Alexis de Tocqueville
Arnold J. Toynbee
J. B. Bury
Will Durant
Samuel Eliot Morison
Francis Parkman
Lists
Outline of archaeology
Outline of classical studies
Outline of medieval history
Outline of the Renaissance
List of historians
List of timelines
References
Further reading
Williams, H. S. (1907). The historians' history of the world (http:/ / books. google. com/
books?id=g5sFAAAAIAAJ). (ed., This is Book 1 of 25 Volumes; PDF version is available (http:/ / books. google.
com/ books/ pdf/ The_Historians__History_of_the_World. pdf?id=g5sFAAAAIAAJ& output=pdf&
sig=fg_jzCIwiXQiuqVE7Q_ciy4ulok))
Wells, H. G. (1921). The outline of history, being a plain history of life and mankind (http:/ / books. google. com/
books?id=1O4BAAAAMAAJ). (ed., This is Book 1 of multi-volume set.)
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External links
Internet History Sourcebooks Project (http:/ / www. fordham. edu/ halsall/ ) See also Internet History
Sourcebooks Project. Collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without
advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
WWW-VL: History Central Catalogue (http:/ / vlib. iue. it/ history/ index. html) first history on the WWW,
located at European University Institute
BBC History Site (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ history)
History of things (http:/ / www. historyofthings. com) provides quality historical information about countries,
sports, brands, music and many other facts and stuff.
Article Sources and Contributors
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Article Sources and Contributors
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