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An expert in or student of history, especially that of a particular period, geographical region, or social phenomenon.‘a military historian’
chronicler, annalist, archivist, recorder, biographer, historiographer, palaeographer, antiquarian, chronologistView synonyms
- ‘Where they do appear in general histories, the historians often seem unsure how to deal with them.’
- ‘Aussie man has been identified as the rightful King of England by a leading historian.’
- ‘All hail the beneficent spirit that motivates these historians of social ethics!’
- ‘This may be a job for the historians and the Public Record Office files in 30 years' time.’
- ‘Alas, they soon learn that historians have biases and intellectual capital to maintain.’
- ‘In the view of many people and of many historians, history is composed of dead people and old facts.’
- ‘This fact, which had eluded historians, was recorded on the back of the photograph.’
- ‘It is this last feature which has given the book a special fascination for food historians.’
- ‘The answer is just a computer click away thanks to historians at the National Archives.’
- ‘I've become a better student and a better historian than I ever imagined I could be.’
- ‘His method of measuring benefit betrays his background as an economic historian.’
- ‘The result is a fascinating odyssey into English history and into the historian's craft.’
- ‘Irish history is a fraught and cobbled terrain across which historians frequently stumble.’
- ‘The calculation of casualties presents military historians with real problems.’
- ‘It will be interesting how historians take a look at articles like this and the man himself.’
- ‘All were key moments in British history, all have been studied by historians for centuries.’
- ‘A music historian could comment on the instruments used for serenades and aubades.’
- ‘In the past, says Stearn, historians were called upon for their particular expertise.’
- ‘In any case, the gap between the family and local historians and the scholarly historian is not so wide as it once was.’
- ‘However, this is essentially where the story seems to end for most social historians.’
Late Middle English: from Old French historien, from Latin historia (see history).
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