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historiography

noun his·to·ri·og·ra·phy \-fē\

Definition of HISTORIOGRAPHY

1
a :  the writing of history; especially :  the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particulars from the authentic materials, and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods
b :  the principles, theory, and history of historical writing <a course in historiography>
2
:  the product of historical writing :  a body of historical literature
his·to·rio·graph·i·cal \-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ also his·to·rio·graph·ic \-fik\ adjective
his·to·rio·graph·i·cal·ly \-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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First Known Use of HISTORIOGRAPHY

1569

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