Definition of meta-history in US English:

meta-history

noun

  • Enquiry into the principles governing historical events; the study of the philosophy of history, or of historiography; specifically the study of the structure of historical narrative.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From meta- + history. Compare meta-historic and meta-historical.

Pronunciation

meta-history

/ˌmɛtəˈhɪst(ə)ri/