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A depiction of the ancient Library of Alexandria.
History is the interpretation of past events, societies and civilizations. The term history comes from the Greek historia (ἱστορία), "an account of one's inquiries," and shares that etymology with the English word story as narrative. The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica stated that "history in the wider sense is all that has happened, not merely all the phenomena of human life, but those of the natural world as well. It is everything that undergoes change; and as modern science has shown that there is nothing absolutely static, therefore, the whole universe, and every part of it, has its history."

History by region – Ancient Egypt • Ancient Greece • Ancient Rome • History of China • History of the Middle East • History of Mesoamerica • History of India

History by continent – Africa • The Americas • Antarctica • Asia • Australia • Eurasia • Europe • North America • Oceania • South America

List of time periods Prehistory • Protohistory • Ancient history • Modern history • Future history

The Ages of history – Stone Age • Copper Age • Bronze Age • Iron Age • Middle Ages • Age of Discovery • Renaissance • Age of Enlightenment • Industrial Age • Space Age • Information Age • Imagination Age

History by subject

Cultural history Money • Sport
Art (Architecture • Film • Painting) • Dance • Music • Theatre
History of philosophy Ancient • Medieval • Modern • Contemporary
History of logic
History of science Theories/Sociology • Historiography • Mathematics • Pseudoscience • Scientific method
History of the natural sciencesAstronomy • Biology • Chemistry • Ecology • Geography • Physics • Geology
History of the social sciencesAnthropology • Economics • Education • Geography • Linguistics • Political science • Psychology • Sociology
History of science by era In early cultures • In Classical Antiquity • In the Middle Ages • In the Renaissance • Scientific Revolution
History of technology Agriculture & agricultural science • Biotechnology • Chemical engineering • Communication • Computing (Computer science, Software engineering) • Electrical engineering • Invention • Materials science • Measurement • Medicine • Military technology • Transport
History of war Wars of Alexander the Great • Punic Wars • Hundred Years War • Thirty Years War • American Revolutionary War • Napoleonic Wars • Crimean War • American Civil War • Franco-Prussian War • Spanish-American War • Mexican Revolution • World War I • Chinese Civil War • World War II • Arab-Israeli conflict • Sino-Indian War • Cold War • Korean War • Vietnam War • Iran-Iraq War • Yugoslav Wars • Gulf War • Iraq War • War in Afghanistan (2001–2021) • Russo-Ukrainian War
History (timelines) – records of past events and the way things were. It is also a field responsible for the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about the past.
Armed Forces at the end of the Cold War
British Armed Forces
British ArmyBritish Royal Air ForceBritish Royal Navy
Bulgarian People's ArmyCanadian Armed ForcesCzechoslovak People's ArmyDanish Armed ForcesFrench ArmyItalian ArmyU.S. Air Force in Europe
  • The Troubles (timeline) – historical ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years, beginning in the late 1960s and ending with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Also known internationally as the Northern Ireland conflict, it is sometimes described as an "irregular war" or "low-level war".
  • Iraq War (timeline)– Invasion by a United States-led coalition, followed by occupation. The invasion occurred as part of the George W. Bush administration's war on terror following the September 11 attacks. The war lasted from 2003 to 2011.
  • Russo-Ukrainian War (timeline) — war of aggression by Russia upon Ukraine, including Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, the War in Donbas (2014-), and the Russian invasion of Ukraine (2022-).
  • 2023 Israel–Hamas war (timeline) – armed conflict between Hamas-led Palestinian militant groups and Israeli military forces, starting with a Hamas attack on southern Israel, which triggered extensive strikes against Palestine's Gaza Strip by Israel and a subsequent invasion of Gaza.
History
General: Archeological sites (By country, By continent and age) • Civil wars • Cyclones • Extinct states • Famous deaths by cause • Guerrilla movements • Historians (by subfield) • Historical anniversaries • Historical sites • Inventors killed by their own inventions • Missing treasure • Defunct buildings (Spain) • Roman sites (Spain, UK) • World records in chess
Time periods: On this day (March 1) • Months • This Year (2024) • By year • By decade, century, or millennium

Timelines of events

By chronology: Big Bang • Ancient Mesopotamia • Ancient Greece • Rome • Roman Empire • French Revolution • World War I • World War II (Evacuations)  • Space Race • Cold War
By event type: Battles • Coups d'état and coup attempts • Disasters (By death toll) • Earthquakes • Epidemics • Famous speeches • Fires • Foreign policy doctrines • Helicopter prison escapes • Invasions • Inventions • Industrial disasters • Judgments of the Constitutional Court of South Africa • Kidnappings • Military disasters • Musical events • Military operations • Natural disasters • Nobel Prizes • Nuclear accidents • Power outages • Recessions • Revolutions and rebellions • Riots • Roman Governorships of Britain • Scientific discoveries • Sieges • Space Shuttle missions • Strikes • Tariffs • Terrorism • Ticker-tape parades in New York City • Treaties • United States Supreme Court cases • UN peacekeeping missions • Wars
By field: Agriculture • Archaeology • Architecture • Art • Aviation • Biology • Chemistry • Communication • Computing • Evolution • Film • Geography • Human evolution • Invention • Literature • Mathematics • Medicine • Meteorology • Photography • Physics • Poetry • Psychology • Science • Scientific discoveries • Scientific experiments • Scientific thought • Scientific method • Sociology • Transport