historian

[ hi-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF historian

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And Shakspere has no desire or need to act the historian in the decision of that question.

Mr. Bancroft, the historian, delivered the Inaugural Address.

John Stow, the historian, worked at the trade during some part of his life.

The world seems to be waiting for the historian that can write.

He had not been content to take up the position of onlooker and historian only.

I am then about to examine this question as a historian, philosopher, and theologian.

Here again the historian is obliged to use a subjective method.

Dignity and respectability have ruined alike the historian and the biographer.

But the historian must be more than a narrator; he must be an interpreter.

The investigator is not necessarily a historian, any more than a lumberman is an architect.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French historien (14c.), from Latin historia (see history). As "writer of history in the higher sense" (distinguished from a mere annalist or chronicler), from 1530s. The Old English word was þeod-wita.

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