History of knowledge

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The history of knowledge is the field covering the accumulated and known human knowledge created or discovered during the history of the world and its historic forms, focus, accumulation, bearers,[1] impacts, mediations, distribution, applications, societal contexts, conditions[2] and methods of production. It is related to, separate from the history of science, the history of scholarship and the history of philosophy. The scope of the history of knowledge encompass all the discovered and created fields of human derived knowledge such as logic, philosophy, mathematics, science, sociology, psychology, data mining etc.

Neolithic period[edit]

Ancient period[edit]

Classical period[edit]

Medieval period[edit]

Renaissance period[edit]

Modern period[edit]

Contemporary period[edit]

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  1. ^ "Was ist Wissensgeschichte?" (PDF). Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hoch- und Spätmittelalter / Westeuropäische Geschichte - Wissensgeschichte" (in German). Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Lehreinheit Geschichte der Universität Münster. Retrieved 7 March 2017.