What is world history?

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What is world history?

Why Study World History?

The study of history allows us to understand where we as humankind come from, where we have been, and (we may hope) understand where we are likely to be going. A main benefit of this understanding is that it gives us a chance to avoid repeating mistakes of the past that have brought suffering to humankind.

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World history is essentially the study of events that have happened since the dawn of humanity. The broadest definition of world history might start...

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

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