What does historiography mean?

Definitions for historiography
hɪˌstɔr iˈɒg rə fi, -ˌstoʊr-his·to·ri·og·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. historiographynoun

    the writing of history

  2. historiographynoun

    a body of historical literature

Wiktionary

  1. historiographynoun

    the writing of history; a written history

  2. historiographynoun

    the study of the discipline and practice of history and the writings of past historians

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Historiographynoun

    The art or employment of an historian.

    Etymology: ἱστοϱία and γϱαφω.

Wikipedia

  1. Historiography

    Historiography is the study of the methods of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is any body of historical work on a particular subject. The historiography of a specific topic covers how historians have studied that topic using particular sources, techniques, and theoretical approaches. Scholars discuss historiography by topic—such as the historiography of the United Kingdom, that of WWII, the British Empire, early Islam, and China—and different approaches and genres, such as political history and social history. Beginning in the nineteenth century, with the development of academic history, there developed a body of historiographic literature. The extent to which historians are influenced by their own groups and loyalties—such as to their nation state—remains a debated question.In the ancient world, chronological annals were produced in civilizations such as ancient Egypt and Ancient Near East. The discipline of historiography was established in the 5th century BC with the Histories of Herodotus, the founder of historiography. The Roman statesman Cato the Elder produced the first Roman historiography, the Origines, in the 2nd century BCE. His near contemporaries Sima Tan and Sima Qian in the Han Empire of China established Chinese historiography, compiling the Shiji (Records of the Grand Historian). During the Middle Ages, medieval historiography included the works of chronicles in medieval Europe, Islamic histories by Muslim historians, and the Korean and Japanese historical writings based on the existing Chinese model. During the 18th-century Age of Enlightenment, historiography in the Western world was shaped and developed by figures such as Voltaire, David Hume, and Edward Gibbon, who among others set the foundations for the modern discipline. The research interests of historians change over time, and there has been a shift away from traditional diplomatic, economic, and political history toward newer approaches, especially social and cultural studies. From 1975 to 1995 the proportion of professors of history in American universities identifying with social history increased from 31 to 41 percent, while the proportion of political historians decreased from 40 to 30 percent. In 2007, of 5,723 faculty in the departments of history at British universities, 1,644 (29 percent) identified themselves with social history and 1,425 (25 percent) identified themselves with political history. Since the 1980s there has been a special interest in the memories and commemoration of past events—the histories as remembered and presented for popular celebration.

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  1. historiography

    Historiography is the study of the methods and principles historians use to research and write histories of events, periods, or themes. It's the history of the way history has been written and it critically examines sources, narratives and interpretations of historical events. It often questions the authenticity, bias, and credibility of sources and presents a more comprehensive picture of the past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Historiographynoun

    the art of employment of an historiographer

Wikidata

  1. Historiography

    Historiography refers either to the study of the methodology and development of "history", or to a body of historical work on a specialized topic. Scholars discuss historiography topically – such as the "historiography of Catholicism", the "historiography of early Islam", or the "historiography of China" – as well as specific approaches and genres, such as political history and social history. Beginning in the nineteenth century, with the ascent of academic history, a corpus of historiographic literature developed. The research interests of historians change over time, and in recent decades there has been a shift away from traditional diplomatic, economic and political history toward newer approaches, especially social and cultural studies. From 1975 to 1995, the proportion of professors of history in American universities identifying with social history rose from 31% to 41%, while the proportion of political historians fell from 40% to 30%. In the history departments of British universities in 2007, of the 5,723 faculty members, 1,644 identified themselves with social history while political history came next with 1,425. In the early modern period, the term historiography tended to be used in a more basic sense, to mean simply "the writing of history". Historiographer therefore meant "historian", and it is in this sense that certain official historians were given the title "Historiographer Royal", in Sweden, England, and Scotland. The Scottish post is still in existence.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Historiography

    The writing of history; the principles, theory, and history of historical writing; the product of historical writing. (Webster, 3d ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of historiography in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of historiography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • हिस्टोरिओग्राफ़ीHindi
  • வரலாற்று வரலாறுTamil
  • 史学Chinese

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