What does AD mean in history?


What does AD mean in history?

Historical Notation:

When looking at ancient history, you might note the use of the abbreviation "B.C" after a date. This is short for the phrase "Before Christ" which is the point at which ancient history counts down towards. Many historians, recognizing that others may not recognize this event, replace "B.C" with "B.C.E" which stands for "Before Common Era".

Answer and Explanation:

AD, in history, is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase "Anno Domini" meaning "Year of our Lord".

Anno Domini refers to the year...

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Periods of World History: Overviews of Eras from 8000 B.C.E to the Present

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