historiography

noun his·to·ri·og·ra·phy \ hi-ˌstȯr-ē-ˈä-grə-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
  • a survey of the country's historiography

historiographical

play \hi-ˌstȯr-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ or less commonly historiographic play \hi-ˌstȯr-ē-ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

historiographically

play \hi-ˌstȯr-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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