List of historians

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This is a list of historians.

The names are grouped by order of the historical period in which they were living and producing works, which is not necessarily the same as the period in which they specialize.[1]

Antiquity[edit]

Greco-Roman world[edit]

Classical period
  • Herodotus (484 BC–c. 420 BC), Halicarnassus, wrote the Histories that established Western historiography
  • Thucydides (460 BC–c. 400 BC), Peloponnesian War
  • Xenophon (431 BC–c. 360 BC), Athenian knight and student of Socrates
  • Ctesias (early 4th century BC), Greek historian of Assyrian, Persian, and Indian history
Hellenistic period
Roman Empire

China[edit]

Middle Ages[edit]

Byzantine sphere[edit]

Latin sphere[edit]

Early Middle Ages[edit]

High Middle Ages[edit]

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

Late Middle Ages[edit]

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

Islamic world[edit]

Far East[edit]

South Asia[edit]

Renaissance to early modern[edit]

Renaissance Europe[edit]

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

Early modern period[edit]

Western historians who flourished during the Early modern and Enlightenment period, between c. 1600 and 1815

Middle East and Islamic Empires[edit]

Far East[edit]

Modern historians[edit]

Historians who flourished after 1815 and who were born after 1770[edit]

Historians born during the 19th century[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 longer list and detailed biographies see "Chronological list of historians" in Kelly Boyd, ed (1999). Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing. Taylor & Francis. pp. xxvii–xxxii.
  2. ^ Making History and biography
  3. ^ Making History and biography
  4. ^ Obituary

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 & Francis 2 vol. 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), 678pp; 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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