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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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  • Modern historiography favours the hypothesis of antiochus of syracuse.
British Dictionary definitions for historiography

historiography

/ˌhɪstɔːrɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the writing of history
2.
the study of the development of historical method, historical research, and writing
3.
any body of historical literature
Derived Forms
historiographic (hɪˌstɔːrɪəˈɡræfɪk), historiographical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for historiography
n.

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

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