List of historians

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This is a list of historians only for those with a biographical entry in Wikipedia. Major chroniclers and annalists are included. Names are listed by the person's historical period. The entries continue with the specializations, not nationality.[1]

Antiquity[edit]

Greco-Roman world[edit]

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Hellenistic period[edit]

Roman Empire[edit]

China[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

Byzantine sphere[edit]

Latin sphere[edit]

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fl. 10th century[edit]
fl. 11th century[edit]
fl. 12th century[edit]
fl. 13th century[edit]

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Historians of the Italian Renaissance are listed under "Renaissance".[edit]

Islamic world[edit]

Far East[edit]

South Asia[edit]

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Renaissance Europe[edit]

Western historians during the Italian Renaissance or Northern Renaissance
Individuals born after 1600 are listed under "early modern".

Early modern period[edit]

Western historians of the Early modern and Enlightenment period, c. 1600–1815

Middle East and Islamic Empires[edit]

Far East[edit]

Modern historians[edit]

Historians flourishing after 1815, born after 1770[edit]

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  • Carroll Quigley (1910–1977), classical, western history, theorist of civilizations
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See also[edit]

General
Lists of historians

References[edit]

  1. ^ For a longer list and detailed biographies see "Chronological list of historians": Kelly Boyd, ed (1999). Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing. Taylor and Francis. pp. xxvii–xxxii.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

Bibliography[edit]

  • The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature, ed. by Mary Beth Norton and Pamela Gerardi (3rd ed. 2 vol, Oxford U.P. 1995), 2064 pages; annotated guide to 27,000 of the most important English language history books in all fields and topics vol 1 online, vol 2 online
    • Allison, William Henry et al. eds. A guide to historical literature (1931), comprehensive bibliography for scholarship to 1930 as selected by scholars from the American Historical Association online edition;
  • Barnes, Harry Elmer. A history of historical writing (1962)
  • Barnes, Harry Elmer. History, its rise and development: a survey of the progress of historical writing from its origins to the present day (1922), online
  • Barraclough, Geoffrey. History: Main Trends of Research in the Social and Human Sciences, (1978)
  • Bentley, Michael. ed., Companion to Historiography, Routledge, 1997, ISBN 9780415285575; 39 chapters by experts
  • Boyd, Kelly, ed. (1999). Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing. Taylor and Francis 2 vol. ISBN 9781884964336.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link); detailed coverage of historians and major themes.
  • Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: Ancient, Medieval and Modern, 3rd edition, 2007, ISBN 0-226-07278-9
  • Elton, G. R. Modern Historians on British History 1485–1945: A Critical Bibliography 1945–1969 (1969), annotated guide to 1000 history books on every major topic, plus book reviews and major scholarly articles. online
  • Gilderhus, Mark T. History an Historiographical Introduction, 2002, ISBN 0-13-044824-9
  • Gooch, G. P. History and historians in the nineteenth century (1913), online
  • Iggers, Georg G. Historiography in the 20th Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge (2005)
  • Kramer, Lloyd, and Sarah Maza, eds. A Companion to Western Historical Thought Blackwell 2006. 520pp; ISBN 978-1-4051-4961-7.
  • Momigliano, Arnaldo. The Classical Foundation of Modern Historiography, 1990, ISBN 978-0-226-07283-8
  • Rahman, M. M. ed. Encyclopaedia of Historiography (2006), Excerpt and text search
  • E. Sreedharan, A Textbook of Historiography, 500 B.C. to A.D. 2000 (2004)
  • Thompson, James, and Bernard J. Holm. A History of Historical Writing: Volume I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Seventeenth Century (2nd ed. 1967), 678 pp.; A History of Historical Writing: Volume II: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (2nd ed. 1967), 676pp vol 1 of 1942 first edition; vol 2 of 1942 first edition; highly detailed coverage of European writers to 1900
  • Woolf D. R. A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) (2 vols. 1998), excerpt and text search
  • Woolf, Daniel, et al. The Oxford History of Historical Writing (5 vol 2011–12), covers all major historians since ancient times to present; see vol 1

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