historicism

noun his·tor·i·cism \ hi-ˈstȯr-ə-ˌsi-zəm , -ˈstär- \

Definition of historicism

: a theory, doctrine, or style that emphasizes the importance of history: such as
a : a theory in which history is seen as a standard of value or as a determinant of events
b : a style (as in architecture) characterized by the use of traditional forms and elements

historicist

play \hi-ˈstȯr-ə-sist, -ˈstär-\ adjective or noun

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1895


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