What is historiography?

  • (noun): The writing of history.
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Historiography

Historiography refers either to the study of the methodology and development of "history" (as a discipline), or to a body of historical work on a specialized topic. Scholars discuss historiography topically – such as the "historiography of Catholicism", the "historiography of early Islam", or the "historiography of China" – as well as specific approaches and genres, such as political history and social history. Beginning in the nineteenth century, with the ascent of academic history, a corpus of historiographic literature developed.

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Historiography Of Switzerland
... The historiography of Switzerland is the study of the history of Switzerland ... Swiss historiography received substantial public attention in the 1990s, when controversy over Switzerland's conduct during World War II, triggered by a U.S ...
Ancient Greek Poetry - The Hellenistic and Roman Periods - Historiography
... Timaeus was born in Sicily but spent most of his life in Athens ... His History, though lost, is significant because of its influence on Polybius ...
Critical Historiography
... Critical historiography approaches the history of art, literature or architecture from a critical theory perspective ... Critical historiography is used by various scholars in recent decades to emphasize the ambiguous relationship between the past and the writing of history ... A type of critical historiography can be seen, for example, in the work of Harold Bloom ...

More definitions of "historiography":

  • (noun): A body of historical literature.