historical method

The techniques and guidelines by which historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write history.

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  • Historical method — The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use primary sources and other evidence to research and then to write history. The question of the nature, and indeed the possibility, of sound historical method is… …   Wikipedia

  • historical method — noun : a technique of presenting information (as in teaching or criticism) in which a topic is considered in terms of its earliest phases and followed in an historical course through its subsequent evolution and development * * * the process of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • historical method — the process of establishing general facts and principles through attention to chronology and to the evolution or historical course of what is being studied. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • historical method — /hɪsˌtɒrɪkəl ˈmɛθəd/ (say his.torikuhl methuhd) noun the development of general principles by the study of the historical facts …   Australian English dictionary

  • historical method —  Исторический метод …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Historical Criticism — • The art of distinguishing the true from the false concerning facts of the past Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Historical Criticism     Historical Criticism      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • historical — [his tôr′i kəl, histär′i kəl] adj. [< L historicus + AL] 1. of or concerned with history as a science [the historical method] 2. providing evidence for a fact of history; serving as a source of history [a historical document] 3. based on or… …   English World dictionary

  • Historical-grammatical method — The historical grammatical method, also referred to as grammatico historical or grammatical critical, is a component of Biblical hermeneutics that strives to find the intended original meaning in the text. [ Cite book publisher = Baker Book House …   Wikipedia

  • Historical Jesus — The historical Jesus is Jesus of Nazareth as reconstructed by historians using historical methods. These historical methods use critical analysis of gospel texts as the primary source for the biography of Jesus, along with non biblical sources to …   Wikipedia

  • historical school of economics —       branch of economic thought, developed chiefly in Germany in the last half of the 19th century, that sought to understand the economic situation of a nation in the context of its total historical experience. Objecting to the deductively… …   Universalium

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