Historiography



[hi-stawr-ee-og-ruh-fee, -stohr-] /hɪˌstɔr iˈɒg rə fi, -ˌstoʊr-/

noun, plural historiographies.
1.
the body of literature dealing with historical matters; histories collectively.
2.
the body of techniques, theories, and principles of historical research and presentation; methods of historical scholarship.
3.
the narrative presentation of history based on a critical examination, evaluation, and selection of material from primary and secondary sources and subject to scholarly criteria.
4.
an official history:
medieval historiographies.
/ˌhɪstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the writing of history
2.
the study of the development of historical method, historical research, and writing
3.
any body of historical literature
n.

1560s; see from history + -graphy. Related: Historiographer.

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