HISTORY


HISTORY
   the study of the past. As an academic discipline, history emerged in the late nineteenth century although great historians have reoccurred in Western civilization since the early Greeks. The ABRAMIC RELIGIONS are essentially historical and encourage the study of history which is disregarded by YOGIC RELIGIONS. Fundamentally history involves a process of interpreting the past based on evidence available in the present and accounts inherited from earlier times. Although each generation re-interprets history in light of contemporary questions, history claims a scientific status through its careful use of sources and weighing of evidence.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • History — His to*ry, n.; pl. {Histories}. [L. historia, Gr. istori a history, information, inquiry, fr. istwr, istwr, knowing, learned, from the root of ? to know; akin to E. wit. See {Wit}, and cf. {Story}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A learning or knowing by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • History — His to*ry, v. t. To narrate or record. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • History of Go — The game of Go originated in China. No one knows when the first game was played, but by the 4th century BC it was considered a worthy pastime for a gentleman, and described as such in the Analects of Confucius. It reached Japan by the 7th century …   Wikipedia

  • history — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English histoire, historie, from Anglo French estoire, histoire, from Latin historia, from Greek, inquiry, history, from histōr, istōr knowing, learned; akin to Greek eidenai to know more at wit Date: 14th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • history — See: GO DOWN IN HISTORY or GO DOWN IN THE RECORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • history — See: GO DOWN IN HISTORY or GO DOWN IN THE RECORDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • History of science — History of science …   Wikipedia

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  • History of Japan — Paleolithic 35,000–14,000 BC Jōmon period 14,000–300 BC Yayoi period 300 BC–250 AD Kofun period …   Wikipedia

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