Historiography His*to`ri*og"ra*phy, n. The art of employment of an historiographer. [1913 Webster]

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  • historiography — ► NOUN 1) the study of the writing of history and of written histories. 2) the writing of history. DERIVATIVES historiographer noun historiographic adjective historiographical adjective …   English terms dictionary

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  • historiography —    The writing of Spain s history was a particularly sensitive issue during the period of the Franco dictatorship, especially since the regime sought its legitimization in carefully selected precedents from the past. Franco s rising against the… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • historiography — The art of, or employment of, writing history. To study historiography is to study the methodological (including epistemological) questions raised by the writing of historical accounts. In an article published in the Polish Sociological Bulletin… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Historiography —    During the early Middle Ages, several kinds of historical works were written in the countries that only subsequently constituted the Low Countries and the Dutch Republic, for exam ple, the chronicles of Alpertus Mettensis, Melis Stoke, Emo and …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • historiography — noun Date: 1569 1. a. the writing of history; especially the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particulars from the authentic materials, and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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