Category: History

History is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events.Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur), are usually classified as cultural heritage or mythology, because they do not show the “disinterested investigation” required of the discipline of history.

The Carthage of the Punic Wars was founded by the Phoenicians of Tyre.
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Maritime Empires: the Phoenician Gap

We in the West seem to spend a lot of time tracing our cultures back to the maritime empires — thalassocracies — like the Greeks and the Vikings, but we spend very little time talking about the civilization that inspired Greece to consolidate its military power.

Midtown Manhattan at night is beautiful, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Baltimore vs NYC: Immigration & Trade

I used to hate cities. Then I learned how much immigration & trade defined the urban experience. That Baltimore Upbringing, Yo. I grew up in Baltimore, and if you’ve paid...