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Definition of Historian

Historian

  1. A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist.
  2. One versed or well informed in history.

Historian Quotations

The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.
John Henrik Clarke

'Wolf Hall' attempts to duplicate not the historian's chronology but the way memory works: in leaps, loops, flashes.
Hilary Mantel

No man can be a politician, except he be first a historian or a traveller; for except he can see what must be, or what may be, he is no politician.
James Harrington

The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.
E. L. Doctorow

To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse.
Barbara Tuchman
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Historian Translations

historian in Dutch is kroniekschrijver, chroniqueur
historian in French is historien
historian in German is Geschichtsforscher, Historiker
historian in Norwegian is historiker
historian in Spanish is historiador
historian in Swedish is historiker
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