A General Observation on History

A General Observation on History

History is of great importance in any human culture or civilization. The technical definition of history is the meticulous study related to the past especially with that of the human race in particular. The etymology of the word comes from the Greek ‘historia’. The literal translation says ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’. In the practical sense history is just a blanket term for all those events, which relate to the past. These events might include memory, collections, discovery, organization, interpretation and presentations of the information about the events along with various other attributes.
The term history is considered for only those events that had been written in some form or the other. Prior to that of written occurrence of events are often referred to as prehistory. The scholars who precisely write about any kind of history are referred to as historians. The importance and role of history in order to from the educational basis of any individual is understood by all the educational authorities of the countries all over the world. Therefore, basic education for all the schools consists of history as a subject in their academic discipline.
Individuals who are interested in history can pursue it in their higher educational qualifications. Nevertheless, they not only learn about the events but also develop a trend to analyze those past events in order to effectively use them as learning to compose a better future as George Santayana has correctly mentioned ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

 

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