The history of the world, above all, proves that facts from our past can be more exciting than science fiction. History presented in an imaginative and engaging way arouses the interest and love of all people (especially the younger generation) to learn from our entire past. Events such as the Hannibal Crossing the Alps, the Mongol Warriors’ Attack, and the Gingis Khan’s Wall of China Attack, the dramatic assassination of G. Iulius Caesar, the trial of the heretics during the Spanish Inquisition, Churchill’s tour of London (after World War II bombing) and many other fascinating events from our past create a sense of curiosity and delight in children and adults.
The entire development of civilization from ancient times to the present can be seen as an infinitely large and infinitely wide and colorful film screen about the course of great historical events and personalities from those events. The details (in which every personality and event lives on in our memories) should remain memorable. The great historiographers of the world have their own methods of work, a long tradition and provide people with insight into the knowledge of the world. More specifically, when we talk about the past we should not talk and think only about conquest campaigns, feats of war, political and diplomatic acts and natural disasters. We should pay more attention to the role of one people in the overall human development. For example, the Hun or Tatar invasions left Europe in desolation and confusion, causing a cultural decline in all the areas they traveled through, the Arabs in their great conquest of North Africa and Europe formulating the state in southern Italy and Spain, which exercised strong influence. to European culture. The Chinese have exerted a strong influence on the cultures of many Asian nations despite the political and military weakness of their country. It was only after the fall of their country that Byzantine scholars began to influence the humanistic rebirth of Europe. Generally people are interested in general historical trends, but they ask history to give them insight into the role of their peoples and states in the past of the world. People are interested in finding the roots of contemporary trends and phenomena in historical trends. When history fulfills this human demand, it fulfills – history becomes the teacher of life. The history of the world has class, national and universal characteristics.
The interest of one resident of South or North America for extinct civilizations (Sumerians, Christians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Aztecs and Mayans, for Phoenicians, Greeks, or Romans) may be identical to that of one European, African, New Zealand, Asian, or Australian. All the people of the world can experience the old civilization in the same way because the images from the past, the ways of knowing about them, are so simplified to a small number of sources. Their knowledge differs significantly when assessing the role and importance of particular peoples in past epochs from the early Middle Ages to modern times. Influenced by Anglo-Saxon and generally Western European historiography (which in the past traces the roots of its political and cultural dominance experienced during the first industrial revolution and the formation of the colonial empires), contemporary Western writers (in their accounts) give greater advantage to that part of the world over the rest. For example, Ireland and Scotland are more important than Byzantium, which at one time represented the most powerful European empire and had a huge cultural impact on the whole world. The past of the world and history cannot be changed.
The history of the world is a valuable source of data that can help us plan future events better and do our best to make next generations a better and a happier future.
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