historiography love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The principles, theories, or methodology of scholarly historical research and presentation.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A body of historical literature.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art of employment of an historiographer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the writing of history
  • noun a body of historical literature

Etymologies

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

[French historiographie, from Old French, from Greek historiographiā : historiā, history; see history + -graphiā, -graphy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

history +‎ -ography

Examples

  • It would be an interesting task in historiography to see how the professional mainstream came to the conclusion of symmetric fluctuations.

    Keynesians and Monetarists, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Considering the extent to which the improvement in historiography depends on knowing more facts, I find it interesting and even vital for the author to provide numerous examples.

    Matthew Yglesias » (Many) Books Are Too Long

  • And with it all, it has dawned on me that my advanced training in historiography seems to have molded me somewhat, and I even seem to have acquired something of that habit of mind.

    Realms of the Imagination « Unknowing

  • Greek feminist historiography is one the many issues treated with seriousness by the contributors amongst whom are feminists/scholars Efi Avdela, Angelika Psara, Eleni Varika, Marina Papagiannaki, and Maria Repousi, who also comprised the founders and chief contributors of Skoupa. back

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • This isn't a challenge: I wonder if my low regard for Goldhagen's historiography is unduly influencing my assessment of his comments.

    Is That Legal?: More on the Pope's Auschwitz Speech

  • Bolívar and the independence army have earned them the excoriation of Bolivarian scholars for almost two hundred years; yet what has not been sufficiently considered in Bolivarian historiography is the fact that they were enslaved men siding with the Royalists in the hope of earning their freedom, and, given the uprisings throughout the Caribbean, freedom for slaves at large.

    London-Kingston-Caracas: The Transatlantic

  • I was surprised to find out recently that these two events, strongly linked in English historiography by the use of the same English word to describe them, are labeled in Japanese with two different terms, neither of which means “restoration.”

    Restoration or Renovation?

  • Thus, not only does the term “restoration” in English historiography imply a link between these two events that may not be so clear to the Japanese, but it also is simply not a very accurate translation of the Japanese terms in question.

    Strange name on a map

  • Thus, not only does the term “restoration” in English historiography imply a link between these two events that may not be so clear to the Japanese, but it also is simply not a very accurate translation of the Japanese terms in question.

    井の中の蛙 » Restoration or Renovation? » Print

  • I was surprised to find out recently that these two events, strongly linked in English historiography by the use of the same English word to describe them, are labeled in Japanese with two different terms, neither of which means “restoration.”

    井の中の蛙 » Restoration or Renovation? » Print

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