[hi-stawr-uh-siz-uh m, -stor-] /hɪˈstɔr əˌsɪz əm, -ˈstɒr-/
a theory that history is determined by immutable laws and not by human agency.
a theory that all cultural phenomena are historically determined and that historians must study each period without imposing any personal or absolute value system.
a profound or excessive respect for historical institutions, as laws or traditions.
a search for laws of historical evolution that would explain and predict historical phenomena.
the belief that natural laws govern historical events which in turn determine social and cultural phenomena
the doctrine that each period of history has its own beliefs and values inapplicable to any other, so that nothing can be understood independently of its historical context
the conduct of any enquiry in accordance with these views
excessive emphasis on history, historicism, past styles, etc
1895, translating German historismus, from historic + -ism. Given various senses 20c. in theology, philosophy, architecture, etc.
[his-tuh-ris-i-tee] /ˌhɪs təˈrɪs ɪ ti/ noun 1. historical authenticity. /ˌhɪstəˈrɪsɪtɪ/ noun 1. historical authenticity n. 1880, from Latin historicus (see historical) + -ity.
[hi-stawr-uh-sahyz, -stor-] /hɪˈstɔr əˌsaɪz, -ˈstɒr-/ verb (used without object), historicized, historicizing. 1. to interpret something as a product of historical development. verb (used with object), historicized, historicizing. 2. to narrate as history; render .
- Historic places trust
noun 1. (in New Zealand) the statutory body concerned with the conservation of historic buildings, esp with ancient Māori sites
[his-tuh-reed, his-treed] /ˈhɪs tə rid, ˈhɪs trid/ adjective 1. abounding in notable ; having an illustrious past; storied: Italy is a richly historied land.