historiography NOUN 1) the study of the writing of history and of written histories. 2) the writing of history.
DERIVATIVES historiographer noun historiographic adjective historiographical adjective.

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  • Historiographer — His*to ri*og ra*pher (h[i^]s*t[=o] r[i^]*[o^]g r[.a]*f[ e]r), n. [L. historiographus, Gr. istoriogra fos; istori a history + gra fein to write: cf. F. historiographe.] An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • historiographer — [his tôr΄ē äg′rə fər] n. [< OFr or LL: OFr historiographeur < LL historiographus < Gr historiographos < historia (see HISTORY) + graphein, to write (see GRAPHIC)] 1. a historian; esp., one appointed to write the history of some… …   English World dictionary

  • historiographer — (i sto ri o gra fé) v. n. Terme de plaisanterie forgé par Voltaire. Remplir les fonctions d historiographe. •   Votre historiographe n a pu vous faire sa cour comme il le désire ; il passe son temps à souffrir et à historiographer, VOLT. Lett.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • historiographer — noun Etymology: Middle French historiographeur, from Late Latin historiographus, from Greek historiographos, from historia + graphein to write more at carve Date: 15th century historian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • historiographer — historiographership, n. /hi stawr ee og reuh feuhr, stohr /, n. 1. a historian, esp. one appointed to write an official history of a group, period, or institution. 2. an official historian, as of a court, institution, or cultural or learned… …   Universalium

  • historiographer — noun /hɪˌstɔriˈɑɡrəfər/ a scholar who studies historiography …   Wiktionary

  • Historiographer —    An official custodian and compiler of historical records pertaining to the Church, appointed by the General Convention. Several of the Dioceses have also their appointed Historiographers …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • historiographer — n. historian, one who writes a chronicle of historic events, writer of an official history (of a group, person, etc.)his·to·ri·og·ra·pher || ‚hɪstÉ”rɪ É‘grÉ™fÉ™(r) /‚hɪstɔːrɪ É’g …   English contemporary dictionary

  • historiographer — his·to·ri·og·ra·pher …   English syllables

  • historiographer — his•to•ri•og•ra•pher [[t]hɪˌstɔr iˈɒg rə fər, ˌstoʊr [/t]] n. 1) historian 2) an official historian, as of a court, institution, or society • Etymology: 1485–95; < L historiographus < Gk historiográphos; see history, o , grapher …   From formal English to slang