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Historiography, Perception of History
(2,657 words)

Historiography (historia) can be defined as a record (narratio) of true, memorable events (res gestae) of the past (and present) for the purpose of historical recollection or, in the definition of Isidore of Seville (Etymologiae 1.41)…

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Hans-Werner Goetz, “Historiography, Perception of History”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033839>
First published online: 2016



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