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historiography

Line breaks: his¦tori|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /hɪˌstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfi
 
, -ˌstɒrɪ-/

Definition of historiography in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The study of the writing of history and of written histories.
Example sentences
  • From where a historian speaks or writes may impact historiography as much as when one speaks.
  • When he went to study in Britian the dominant theme of nationalist historiography was the study of plantation societies in the Caribbean.
  • The other founding father of modern historiography is the French medievalist Marc Bloch, author of The Historian's Craft.
1.1The writing of history.
Example sentences
  • Koyre's idealist historiography of science reinforced the postpositivist tendency to assimilate the history of science to the history of ideas.
  • Barker researched the novel at various libraries in Great Britain and pieced together this historiography using both fact and fiction.
  • What is the relationship between historiography and the writing of historical novels?

Origin

mid 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek historiographia, from historia 'narrative, history' + -graphia 'writing'.

Derivatives

historiographer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The ruling historiographers of science cannot be freed from the reproach that they have read Galileo's writings too selectively.
  • It is Jenkins's more radical conclusions that pose stumbling blocks for historiographers such as Evans.
  • History, the great historiographer Fernand Braudel once said, is ‘a web of problems… a fleeting spectacle ’.

historiographic

2
Pronunciation: /-əˈɡrafɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • And here again, I think it's time to reiterate my plea for the historiographic interpretation of continuing characters.
  • Domination, submission, and re-achievement of domination marks their historiographic trajectory.
  • The importance of this effort, as the contributors show, is not exclusively historical or historiographic.

historiographical

3
Pronunciation: /-əˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The two best known are, of course, Wolsey and More, figures whose profile has been substantially skewed by historiographical spin.
  • This is strange, because it directly conflicts with a second major element in his historiographical outlook.
  • They appeal too much to the respectability of historiographical standards.

historiographically

4
adverb
Example sentences
  • People can certainly appreciate music without analyzing it intellectually and historiographically.
  • Foucault carefully avoids being so historiographically simplistic.
  • Remarkable though it seems, these matters have not been written properly into the record, historiographically speaking, until now.

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