[ad_1] noun, plural his·to·ri·og·ra·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.


  1. the writing of history
  2. the study of the development of historical method, historical research, and writing
  3. any body of historical literature

1560s; see from history + -graphy. Related: Historiographer.


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