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historiography

[hi-stawr-ee-og-ruh-fee, -stohr-] /hɪˌstɔr iˈɒg rə fi, -ˌstoʊr-/
noun, plural historiographies.
1.
the body of literature dealing with historical matters; histories collectively.
2.
the body of techniques, theories, and principles of historical research and presentation; methods of historical scholarship.
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:
medieval historiographies.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Middle French historiographie < Greek historiographía. See history, -o-, -graphy
Related forms
historiographic
[hi-stawr-ee-uh-graf-ik, -stohr-] /hɪˌstɔr i əˈgræf ɪk, -ˌstoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
historiographical, adjective
historiographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for historiographical

historiography

n.

1560s; see from history + -graphy. Related: Historiographer.

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