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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The principles, theories, or methodology of scholarly historical research and presentation.
  • n. The writing of history based on a critical analysis, evaluation, and selection of authentic source materials and composition of these materials into a narrative subject to scholarly methods of criticism.
  • n. A body of historical literature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the writing of history; a written history
  • n. the study of the discipline and practice of history and the writings of past historians

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of employment of an historiographer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or employment of writing history; also, history.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the writing of history
  • n. a body of historical literature


French historiographie, from Old French, from Greek historiographiā : historiā, history; see history + -graphiā, -graphy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
history +‎ -ography (Wiktionary)



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