Historical Places in Rome
Rome is a history buff's dream destination - for obvious reasons. This is one of the best locations in the world for those endeavoring to find historical monuments and cultural relevance. However, it can also be a little bit overwhelming! There's so much to see and...
A Brief History of Education
We live in a world where nearly every country expects children to reach at least a certain level of education. However, that was not always the case. History tells a different story, one that varied dramatically over the years. There were times in history when...
Podcasts for History Buffs
The wonderful thing about podcasts is that there’s one for every interest out there. Unfortunately, some would argue that there is an overwhelming number to choose from, making it essential to break down the podcasts by genre. Hop online, and you’ll find hundreds of...
What Is Art History?
Art history, also known as art histography, is a broad and encompassing term. It is the study of objects (art) over the history of humankind. Typically, historians break down the subject into more digestible segments, either by period, style, or material. Art history...
The History of Women’s Rights
The Women’s Rights Movement was and is a call for equal rights. It is also known as the Women’s Liberation Movement, and it is the reason women have the rights they do today. This is not something to be taken for granted, so it is essential to know the history. The...
Historic Museums Around the World
Now that we are emerging from a year of lockdown, people are rightfully eager to go exploring. For art and history lovers, museums are one of the most exciting and memorable places to visit. Here are a few worth traveling for.
Best Vacations For True History Buffs
There are many reasons that people love to travel. Some people make it a social occasion, having friends and family be the focus of their trip. This is especially true when people move away and haven’t seen loved ones in a while. Many families hold annual reunions in various locations to get together while exploring new sights. Students looking to expand their horizons before committing academically to a school might choose to take a gap year or longer to find themselves. Some people travel seasonally to escape unpleasant weather conditions, whereas an unwavering wanderlust compels others to explore every culture possible. There is another group of travels, however. A niche group that travels solely to satisfy an obsession or fascination with a particular subject. History buffs are a perfect example.
Does History Really Repeat Itself?
Maturity is all about learning from mistakes, not repeating them. Unfortunately, the further back in history an event occurs, the less we remember our actions’ consequences. Regardless of all of the horrors of war and destruction, history repeats itself when people forget about history. This is true on a personal scale as well as global. Historians often talk about history’s cyclical nature and how it flows through four generations before similar events begin occurring. In a similar vein, the philosopher Oswald Spengler saw historical acts much like the four seasons’ cyclical changing.
Historic Places in Italy
Italy is rightfully known as the land of diversity. There is quite literally something for everyone. Its stunning architecture is equally as pleasing as the untouched natural landscape. Its unrivaled history encompasses religion, art, food, wine, romance, and culture.
The History of Christmas
No matter how you celebrate, Christmas is a time of bringing family together, celebrating the joys of the season, and honoring traditions. Some traditions are religious and sacred while others are more cultural in nature. For Christians, Christmas marks the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. He was believed to be the incarnation of God and a popular spiritual leader for his time and his teachings formed the basis of Christianity itself. The Christmas of today is also a commercial marvel, celebrated by exchanges of gifts and decorating. The pinnacle of Christmas morning is seeing all the presents delivered by Santa Claus. No matter how it’s celebrated, everyone in the modern age knows it as the world’s most celebrated holiday taking place on December 25th. It has been a recognized American federal holiday since 1870.