What is historic period?

  • (noun): A stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time.
    Synonyms: period, historical period
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on historic period, period:

Sri Lankan Tamil People - History - Historic Period
... southern coast of Sri Lanka by the late classical period ... Other ancient inscriptions from the period reference a Tamil merchant, the Tamil householder residing in Ilubharata and a Tamil sailor named Karava ...
Kingdom Of Kent - Historic Period
... The first securely dateable event in the kingdom is the arrival of Augustine with 40 monks in 597 ... Maybe because Kent was the first kingdom in England to be established by the Germanic invaders, it was relatively powerful in the early Anglo-Saxon period ...

More definitions of "historic period":

  • (noun): An era of history having some distinctive feature.
    Synonyms: age

Famous quotes containing the words period and/or historic:

    In a period of a people’s life that bears the designation “transitional,” the task of a thinking individual, of a sincere citizen of his country, is to go forward, despite the dirt and difficulty of the path, to go forward without losing from view even for a moment those fundamental ideals on which the entire existence of the society to which he belongs is built.
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818–1883)

    We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in “the social” our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial cosiness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)