History


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning “inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation”) is the study and the documentation 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.