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Meaning of historiography

his•to•ri•og•ra•phy

Pronunciation: (hi-stôr"ē-og'ru-fē, -stōr"-), [key]
— pl. -phies.
  1. the body of literature dealing with historical matters; histories collectively.
  2. the body of techniques, theories, and principles of historical research and presentation; methods of historical scholarship.
  3. the narrative presentation of history based on a critical examination, evaluation, and selection of material from primary and secondary sources and subject to scholarly criteria.
  4. an official history: medieval historiographies.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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