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1. The principles, theories, or methodology of scholarly historical research and presentation.
2. 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.
3. A body of historical literature.

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

his·to′ri·o·graph′ic (-ē-ə-grăf′ĭk), his·to′ri·o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
his·to′ri·o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Historical Terms) the writing of history
2. (Historical Terms) the study of the development of historical method, historical research, and writing
3. (Historical Terms) any body of historical literature
historiographic, hisˌtorioˈgraphical adj
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(hɪˌstɔr iˈɒg rə fi, -ˌstoʊr-)

n., pl. -phies.
1. the body of literature dealing with historical matters; histories collectively.
2. the body of techniques and principles of historical research and presentation.
3. the narrative presentation of history based on a critical examination, evaluation, and selection of material from primary and secondary sources and subject to scholarly criteria.
4. an official history.
[1560–70; < Middle French < Greek]
his•to`ri•o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) his•to`ri•o•graph′i•cal, adj.
his•to`ri•o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.
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1. the body of literature concerned with historical matters.
2. the methods of historical research and presentation.
3. an official history. — historiographer, n. — historiographic, historiographical, adj.
See also: History
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.historiography - a body of historical literature
literature - published writings in a particular style on a particular subject; "the technical literature"; "one aspect of Waterloo has not yet been treated in the literature"
2.historiography - the writing of history
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
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[ˌhɪstɒrɪˈɒgrəfɪ] Nhistoriografía f
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nGeschichtsschreibung f, → Historiografie f
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