Meaning of Universal History
What is Universal History:
Universal History is understood to be the compilation of facts and situations that have developed around the context of the human being, from the appearance of man to the present day.
The origin of this term derives from the Greek ἱστορία, which means "history", and from Latin universalis, which refers to "universal".
The main objective of Universal History is to present, in a chronological and organized way, what have been the most important events in the history of man and his development, dividing into periods the most outstanding and significant moments of humanity, which according to the researchers mark a before and after in history.
For example, an extremely important period in the history of man has to do with the appearance of writing.
Once the human being managed to leave records about how they did things, how they developed tools, agriculture and social organizations, knowledge begins to be preserved and disseminated.
Before writing, knowledge was transmitted through oral tradition, there were no written accounts, consequently, everything that happened before the appearance of writing is called Prehistory.
The writing was an event that accelerated the evolution of humanity.
The periods that follow Prehistory group a set of important events that mark the end of one stage and the beginning of another. The periods are called: Ancient Age or Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modern Age and Contemporary Age.