An account of facts, particularly of facts respecting nations or states; a narration of events in the order in which they happened, with their causes and effects.
E.M. Remarque, 'All quiet on the western front', Little, Brown and Company: 1975.
M. Mayer, 'They thought they were free: the Germans 1933-1945', University of Chicago Press: 1966.
G.J. Caesar, 'The Gallic War', Dover Publications: 2012.
'Caesar (...) fearing the fickleness of the Gauls, because they are capricious in forming designs and intent for the most part on change, he considered that no trust should be reposed in them.
Ceasar's account of the Gauls resonates with the King James bible, the book of Acts, chapter 17, verse 21:
'(...) all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing (...)'
And in Ecclesiastes, chapter 1, verses 9 and 10, it concludes:
'The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.'