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Definition of "historiography" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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