- the body of literature dealing with historical matters; histories collectively.
- the body of techniques, theories, and principles of historical research and presentation; methods of historical scholarship.
- 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.
- an official history: medieval historiographies.
Origin of historiography
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Examples from the Web for historiography
They may well, in fact, be the most discussed questions in 20th century historiography.UPDATED: David's Bookclub: Iron Curtain
November 23, 2012
But Arafat's take on history, his lies, in effect, fly in the face of 1,400 years of Muslim tradition and historiography.Temple Denial
April 24, 2012
For the rest we have in our hands a product of the oldest Hebrew historiography.The Literature of the Old Testament
George Foot Moore
All this time, there are no Albanians in the historiography of this cursed land.After the Rain
In neither of these works does he exhibit the knowledge required by the standards of present day historiography.
Hellanicus marks a real step in the development of historiography.
It seems necessary to enter a demurrer to such moral philosophy, of which there is too much in recent English historiography.The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
- the writing of history
- the study of the development of historical method, historical research, and writing
- any body of historical literature
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Word Origin and History for historiography
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