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List of historical classifications

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Historical classification groups the various history topics into different categories according to subject matter as shown below.

Contents

Meta-history

  • Philosophy of history
  • By geographic region

  • World
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Oceania
  • Antarctica
  • By geographic subregion

  • North America
  • South America
  • Latin America
  • Central America
  • Pre-Columbian
  • Mesoamerica
  • Caribbean
  • Eurasia
  • History of Europe
  • Prehistoric Europe
  • Classical antiquity
  • Late Antiquity
  • Middle Ages
  • Early modern period
  • Modern Europe
  • Central Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Middle East
  • Ancient Near East
  • Australasia (Australia, New Guinea, Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia)
  • Pacific Islands
  • By date

  • Centuries
  • Decades
  • Periodization
  • List of named time periods
  • List of timelines
  • By time period

  • Prehistory
  • Ancient history
  • Modern world
  • See also Periodization.

    By religion

  • History of religion
  • History of Christianity
  • History of Islam
  • Jewish history
  • History of Buddhism
  • Hinduism History of Hinduism
  • By nation

  • History of extinct nations and states
  • By field

  • Cultural movements
  • Diaspora studies
  • Family history
  • Environmental history
  • Local history
  • Maritime history
  • Microhistory
  • Confederation
  • Social History
  • Urban History
  • Mathematics and the hard sciences

  • History of mathematics
  • History of science and technology
  • History of astronomy
  • History of physics
  • History of chemistry
  • History of geology
  • History of biology
  • History of medicine
  • History of mental illness
  • Social sciences

  • History of art
  • History of astrology
  • History of cinema
  • History of economic thought/Economic history
  • History of ideas
  • History of literature
  • History of music
  • History of philosophy
  • History of sexuality
  • History of theatre
  • Intellectual history
  • Legal history
  • Microhistory
  • Military history
  • By ideological classification (historiography)

    Although there is arguably some intrinsic bias in history studies (with national bias perhaps being the most significant), history can also be studied from ideological perspectives, which practitioners feel are often ignored, such as:

  • Marxist historiography
  • Feminist history (also called herstory).
  • A form of historical speculation known commonly as counterfactual history has also been adopted by some historians as a means of assessing and exploring the possible outcomes if certain events had not occurred or had occurred in a different way. This is somewhat similar to the alternate history genre in fiction.

    Lists of false or dubious historical resources and historical myths that were once popular and widespread, or have become so, have also been prepared.

    References

    List of historical classifications Wikipedia


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