Definition of historiosophy in US English:



  • The philosophical interpretation of the course of history and historical events; specifically historical interpretation based on a particular, especially theological or metaphysical, view of the nature of historical knowledge.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Martin (1789–1869), meteorologist. From historio- + -sophy, after German Historiosophie and its probable model French historiosophie. With later use with reference to Russia compare Russian istoriosofija.