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    • List of time periods

    • The categorization of the past into discrete, quantified named blocks of time is called periodization. This is a list of such named time periods as defined in various fields of study. Major categorization systems include cosmological (time periods in the origin and evolution of the universe), geological (time periods i ... Read »


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    • palaeogeography

    • Palaeogeography (or paleogeography) is the study of historical geography, generally physical landscapes. Palaeogeography can also include the study of human or cultural environments. When the focus is specifically on the study of landforms, the term paleogeomorphology is sometimes used instead. Paleogeography yields i ... palaeogeography


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    • palaeoecology

    • Paleoecology (also spelt palaeoecology) uses data from fossils and subfossils to reconstruct the ecosystems of the past. It involves the study of fossil organisms and their associated remains (such as shells, teeth, pollen, and seeds), which can help in the interpretation of their life cycle, living interactions, natur ... palaeoecology


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    • archaeology

    • Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts, and cultural landscapes. Archaeology can be considered both a social science and a branch of the humanities. In North Ame ... archaeology


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    • cosmology

    • Cosmology (from the Greek κόσμος, kosmos "world" and -λογία, -logia "study of") is the study of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe. Physical cosmology is the scholarly and scientific study of the origin, large-scale structures and dynamics, and ultimate fate of the ... cosmology


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    • Prehistory

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    • Age of Discovery

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    • Age of Sail

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    • Ancient history

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    • Calendar eras

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    • Classical antiquity

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    • Digital Revolution

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    • Early Modern period

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    • Edwardian era

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    • Age of Enlightenment

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    • Fictional time periods

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    • Fin de siècle


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    • Information Age

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    • Interregnums

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    • Japanese eras

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    • Late Antiquity

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    • Middle Ages

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    • Modernity

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    • Musical eras

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    • Periods and stages in archaeology

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    • Precolonial history

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    • Protohistory

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    • Rajput era

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    • Renaissance

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    • Stuart Scotland

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    • Eras of United States history

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    • Vedic period

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    • Victorian era

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    • Viking Age

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    • Age of Discovery

    • The Age of Discovery or the Age of Exploration from the end of the 15th century to the 18th century, was an informal and loosely defined European historical period marking the time period in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture and the beginning of globalization. It also ... Read »


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    • Age of Revolution

    • The Age of Revolution is the period from approximately 1774 to 1848 in which a number of significant revolutionary movements occurred in many parts of Europe and the Americas. The period is noted for the change in government from absolutist monarchies to constitutionalist states and republics. The Age of Revolution inc ... Read »


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    • American frontier

    • American frontier

      Currently the United States, historically in order of their assimilation: The American Frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 18th century and ended with the admission of th ... Read »


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    • Atomic Age

    • The Atomic Age, also known as the Atomic Era, is the period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear ("atomic") bomb, Trinity, on July 16, 1945, during World War II. Although nuclear chain reactions had been hypothesized in 1933 and the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (Chicago Pi ... Read »


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    • Axial Age

    • Axial Age (also Axis Age, from German: Achsenzeit) is a term coined by German philosopher Karl Jaspers after Victor von Strauß (1859) and Ernst von Lasaulx (1870) in the sense of a "pivotal age" characterizing the period of ancient history from about the 8th to the 3rd century BC. Then, according to Jaspers' conce ... Read »


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    • Belle Époque


    • Caroline era

    • Caroline era

      The Caroline or Carolean era refers to the era in English and Scottish history during the Stuart period (1603–1714) that coincided with the reign of Charles I (1625–1642), Carolus being Latin for Charles. The Caroline era followed the Jacobean era, the reign of Charles's father James I (1603–1625); it wa ... Read »


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    • Chinese era name

    • A Chinese era name is the regnal year, reign period, or regnal title used when traditionally numbering years in an emperor's reign and naming certain Chinese rulers. Some emperors have several era names, one after another, where each beginning of a new era resets the numbering of the year back to year one or yuán ( ... Read »


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    • Dark Ages (historiography)

    • Dark Ages is a term of historical periodisation used to refer to a period of supposed cultural and economic deterioration, and scarcity of written record, usually being contrasted with the more recent times of the writer and with classical antiquity. Its original use referred to the Western European Middle Ages (roughl ... Read »


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    • Digital Revolution

    • The Digital Revolution is the change from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics which began anywhere from the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the adoption and proliferation of digital computers and digital record keeping that continues to the present day. Implicitly, the term also refer ... Read »


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    • Early modern period

    • The early modern period of modern history follows the late Middle Ages of the post-classical era. Although the chronological limits of the period are open to debate, the timeframe spans the period after the late portion of the post-classical age (c. 1500), known as the Middle Ages, through the beginning of the Age of R ... Read »


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    • Edwardian era

    • The Edwardian era or Edwardian period of British history covers the brief reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended in both directions to capture long-term trends from the 1890s to the First World War. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 marked the end of the Victorian era. The new king ... Read »


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    • Elizabethan era

    • Elizabethan era

      The Elizabethan era is the epoch in English history marked by the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603). Historians often depict it as the golden age in English history. The symbol of Britannia was first used in 1572, and often thereafter, to mark the Elizabethan age as a renaissance that inspired national pride ... Read »


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    • Age of Enlightenment

    • The Enlightenment (also known as the Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Reason; in French: le Siècle des Lumières, lit. 'the Century of Lights'; and in German: Aufklärung, 'Enlightenment') was an intellectual movement which dominated the world of ideas in Europe in the 18th century. The Enlightenment includ ... Read »


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    • Exploration

    • Exploration is the act of for the purpose of discovery of information or resources. Exploration occurs in all non-sessile animal species, including humans. In human history, its most dramatic rise was during the Age of Discovery when European explorers sailed and charted much of the rest of the world for a variety of ... Read »


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    • Georgian era

    • Georgian era

      The Georgian era of British history is a period which takes its name from, and is normally defined as spanning the reigns of the first four Hanoverian kings of Great Britain who were all named George: George I, George II, George III and George IV. The era covers the period from 1714 to 1830, with the sub-period of the ... Read »


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    • The Great Binge

    • The Great Binge is a 21st Century neologism, coined by amateur historian Gradus Protus van den Belt, describing the period in history covering roughly 1870 to 1914. It is so known because of the widespread use and availability of narcotics such as opium, heroin, cocaine, morphine, and absinthe. During this period these ... Read »


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    • Greek Dark Ages

    • Greek Dark Ages

      The Greek Dark Age, also called Greek Dark Ages, Homeric Age (named for the fabled poet, Homer) or Geometric period (so called after the characteristic Geometric art of the time), is the period of Greek history from the end of the Mycenaean palatial civilization around 1100 BC to the first signs of the Greek poleis, ... Read »


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    • Helladic period

    • Helladic period

      Helladic is a modern archaeological term meant to identify a sequence of periods characterizing the culture of mainland Greece during the Bronze Age (c. 3200–1050 BC). The term is commonly used in archaeology and art history. It was intended to complement two parallel terms, "Cycladic", identifying approximately t ... Read »


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    • Heraldic visitation

    • Heraldic visitations were tours of inspection undertaken by Kings of Arms (and more often by junior officers of arms (or Heralds) as deputies) throughout England, Wales and Ireland. Their purpose was to regulate and register the coats of arms of nobility and gentry and boroughs, and to record pedigrees. They took place ... Read »


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    • Imagination age

    • The imagination age is a theoretical period beyond the information age where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value. This contrasts with the information age where analysis and thinking were the main activities. The concept holds that technologies like virtual reality, user created ... Read »


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    • Industrial Age

    • The Industrial Age is a period of history that encompasses the changes in economic and social organization that began around 1760 in Great Britain and later in other countries, characterized chiefly by the replacement of hand tools with power-driven machines such as the power loom and the steam engine, and by the conce ... Read »


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    • Information Age

    • The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a period in human history characterized by the shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information computerization. The onset of the Information Age is ... Read »


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    • Jacobean era

    • Jacobean Era

      The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and specifically denotes a style of archi ... Read »


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    • Jet Age

    • The Jet Age is a period in the history of aviation defined by the advent of aircraft powered by turbine engines, and by the social change this brought about. Jet airliners were able to fly much higher, faster, and further than older piston‑powered propliners, making transcontinental and intercontinental travel co ... Read »


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    • List of intellectuals of the Enlightenment

    • This is a list of intellectuals from the Age of Enlightenment. ... Read »


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    • Long eighteenth century

    • The long 18th century is a phrase used by many British historians to cover a more natural historical period than the simple use of the standard calendar definition. They expand the century to include larger British historical movements, with their subsequent "long" 18th century typically running from the Glorious Revol ... Read »


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    • Long nineteenth century

    • The long nineteenth century, is a term coined for the period between the years 1789 and 1914 by British Marxist historian and author Eric Hobsbawm. The concept is an adoption of Fernand Braudel's 1949 notion of Le long seizième siècle ( the Long sixteenth century 1450–1640). and "a recognized category of lit ... Read »


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    • Long Peace

    • The Long Peace is a term for the historical period following the end of World War II in 1945. This period of Cold War (1945–1991) was marked by the absence of major wars between the great powers of the period, the United States and the USSR. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the rise of China ... Read »


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    • Machine Age

    • The Machine Age is an era that includes the early 20th century, sometimes also including the late 19th century. An approximate dating would be about 1880 to 1945. Considered to be at a peak in the time between the first and second world wars, it forms a late part of the Second Industrial Revolution. By the mid to late ... Read »


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    • Modern history

    • Modern history, the modern period or the modern era, is the global historiographical approach to the timeframe after the Post-classical history. Modern history can be further broken down into periods: Some events, while not without precedent, show a new way of perceiving the world. The concept of modernity interprets ... Read »


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    • Modernity

    • Modernity is a term of art used in the humanities and social sciences to designate both a historical period (the modern era), as well as the ensemble of particular socio-cultural norms, attitudes and practices that arose in post-medieval Europe and have developed since, in various ways and at various times, around the ... Read »


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    • Mycenaean Greece

    • Mycenaean Greece

      Mycenaean Greece (or Mycenaean civilization) was the last phase of the Bronze Age in Ancient Greece (c. 1600–1100 BC). It represents the first advanced civilization in mainland Greece, with its palatial states, urban organization, works of art and writing system. Among the centers of power that emerged, the most n ... Read »


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    • Napoleonic era

    • The Napoleonic era is a period in the history of France and Europe. It is generally classified as including the fourth and final stage of the French Revolution, the first being the National Assembly, the second being the Legislative Assembly, and the third being the Directory. The Napoleonic era begins roughly with Nap ... Read »


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    • Pentecontaetia

    • Pentecontaetia (Greek: πεντηκονταετία, "the period of fifty years") is the term used to refer to the period in Ancient Greek history between the defeat of the second Persian invasion of Greece at Plataea in 479 BC and the beginning of the Peloponnesian War in 431 BC. The term o ... Read »


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    • Periodization

    • Periodization is the process or study of categorizing the past into discrete, quantified named blocks of time in order to facilitate the study and analysis of history. This results in descriptive abstractions that provide convenient terms for periods of time with relatively stable characteristics. However, determining ... Read »


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    • List of periods of regional peace

    • The word "pax" together with the Latin name of an empire or nation is used to refer to a period of peace or at least stability, enforced by a hegemon. ... Read »


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    • Post-9/11


    • Post-classical history

    • Post-classical history (also called the Post-Antiquity era, Post-Ancient Era, or Pre-Modern Era) is the period of time that immediately followed ancient history and preceded modern history. Depending on the continent, the era generally falls between the years 200–600 and 1200–1500. The major classical civiliz ... Read »


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    • Post–Cold War era


    • Postmodernity

    • Postmodernity (post-modernity or the postmodern condition) is the economic or cultural state or condition of Western society which is said to exist after modernity. Some schools of thought hold that modernity ended in the late 20th century – in the 1980s or early 1990s – and that it was replaced by postmodern ... Read »


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    • Pre-Columbian era

    • The Pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning the time of the original settlement in the Upper Paleolithic period to European colonization during the Early Modern peri ... Read »


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    • Régence


    • Regency era

    • Regency era

      The Regency in Great Britain was a period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son ruled as his proxy as Prince Regent. On the death of George III in 1820, the Prince Regent became George IV. The term Regency (or Regency era) can refer to various stretches of time; some are longer period than the decad ... Read »


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    • Renaissance

    • The Renaissance (UK /rᵻˈneɪsəns/, US /rɛnəˈsɑːns/) was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and later spread to the ... Read »


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    • Scottish Enlightenment

    • The Scottish Enlightenment (Scots: Scots Enlichtenment, Scottish Gaelic: Soillseachadh na h-Alba) was the period in 18th and early 19th century Scotland characterised by an outpouring of intellectual and scientific accomplishments. By the eighteenth century, Scotland had a network of parish schools in the Lowlands and ... Read »


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    • Second Thirty Years' War


    • Short twentieth century

    • The term "short 20th century", originally proposed by Iván Berend (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) but defined by Eric Hobsbawm, a British Marxist historian and author, refers to the period between the years 1914 and 1991. That period begins with the beginning of World War I, and ends with the fall of the Soviet Uni ... Read »


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    • Silver age

    • A silver age is a name often given to a particular period within a history, typically as a lesser and later successor to a golden age. In many cultures the metal silver is generally valuable but less so than gold. The original silver age (Αργυρόν Γένος) was the second of the five "A ... Read »


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    • Space Age

    • The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). The Space Age began with the development of several technolog ... Read »


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    • Timeline of European exploration

    • The following timeline covers European exploration from 1418 to 1957. The 15th century witnessed the rounding of the feared Cape Bojador and Portuguese exploration of the west coast of Africa, while in the last decade of the century the Spanish sent expeditions to the New World, focusing on exploring the Caribbean Sea ... Read »


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    • Tudor period

    • The Tudor period is the period between 1485 and 1603 in England and Wales and includes the Elizabethan period which ends with the completion of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603. The Tudor period coincides with the rule of the Tudor dynasty in England whose first monarch was Henry VII (1457–1509). In terms of the e ... Read »


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    • Turn of the century

    • Turn of the century, in its broadest sense, refers to the transition from one century to another. The term is most often used to indicate a distinctive time period either before or after the beginning of a century or both before and after. Where no specific century is stated, the term usually refers to the most recent ... Read »


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    • Victorian era

    • Victorian era

      The Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, "refined sensibilities" and national self-confidence for the United Kingdom. Some scholars date the beginning of the period in terms of sensibilities and political ... Read »


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    • Vietnamese era name

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