Meaning of historiography in English:

historiography

Translate historiography into Spanish

noun

mass noun
  • 1The study of the writing of history and of written histories.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘His Iberian study also serves to exemplify advances in medieval research and historiography since the series' predecessor.’
    • ‘But Tacitus did not write according to the canons of modern historiography.’
    • ‘Needless to say, recalling this episode in the historiography of German Renaissance studies is not to validate it.’
    • ‘The purpose of this essay is to write a subversive historiography of polka.’
    • ‘Together, they amount to a substantial critique of the history and historiography of witchcraft, sexuality and religion in early modern Europe.’
    • ‘Early medieval Christianity has a bad odour in modern historiography.’
    • ‘Well, like a bad remake of The Paper Chase, I found myself in a required humanities seminar on historiography.’
    • ‘The real abyss separating Deutscher from modern historiography is a moral one.’
    • ‘Written histories always become historiography; all history is historiography.’
    • ‘To overcome the objections raised by analytic philosophy and secular historiography, apologetics needs to shift its ground.’
    • ‘Although there are other facets of the history and historiography of Islamic iconoclasm that merit analysis, my aim here is twofold.’
    • ‘Plato is an especially fruitful figure for application of rhetorical approaches to historiography and interpretation.’
    • ‘It is doubtful, however, that Edwards' work would have anticipated modern historiography as some claim.’
    • ‘But it serves as a reminder of several points relating to history, historiography, and the current Indian situation.’
    • ‘These features have interesting parallels with accounting history and historiography.’
    • ‘They view the historical past only through the eyes of historians, history as pre-packaged by historiography.’
    • ‘As the Middle Ages continued, rhetoric stayed present in historiography, but other elements began to emerge.’
    1. 1.1The writing of history.
      ‘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?’
      • ‘Clete Daniel has now filled in this gap in the historiography with his beautifully written new book, Culture of Misfortune.’
      • ‘If for no other reason, many scholars may have been intimidated by a historiography written largely in Dutch.’
      • ‘This collection of essays on history and historiography by the American historian was first published in 1987.’
      • ‘It's a very thoughtful stab at a new kind of urban historiography - a contemporary, subjective, visual way of writing a city's history.’
      • ‘Modern Basque historiography blames the monarchy of Navarre for failing to integrate the particularities of the local legal system.’
      • ‘Although he was writing about literature, Steiner's words apply equally to historiography.’

Pronunciation

historiography

/hɪˌstɒrɪˈɒɡrəfi/ /ˌhɪstɒrɪˈɒɡrəfi/

Origin

Mid 16th century via medieval Latin from Greek historiographia, from historia ‘narrative, history’ + -graphia ‘writing’.