Definition of 'historian'
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American religious historians like me usually do not spend much time thinking about the rationale for doing what we do. Christianity Today (2000)His aim to link his research as a literary historian to the study of political history is successful only in part. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)You don't want to cross an architectural historian. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Normally in a documentary, writers and historians deliver overlapping soundbites that flesh out a central argument. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Want to be a historian and study Arabic? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The tone of the learned nineteenth-century Scottish writer and historian is both wise and disapproving. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003) Military historians are said to be'extremely excited' about the find. The Sun (2009)Like me, he's a military historian. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At the time that part of East London was a shabby enclave favoured by artists and architectural historians. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One day, film historians will study this ridiculous folly as an example of the worst excesses of the early 21st century. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I WONDER what future historians will write about us. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'historian'
British English: historian /hɪˈstɔːrɪən/ NOUN
A historian is a person who specializes in the study of history and who writes about it.
- American English: historian
- Arabic: مُؤرِّخ
- Brazilian Portuguese: historiador
- Chinese: 历史学家
- Croatian: povjesničar
- Czech: historik
- Danish: historiker
- Dutch: historicus
- European Spanish: historiador
- Finnish: historiantutkija
- French: historien
- German: Historiker
- Greek: ιστορικός
- Italian: storico
- Japanese: 歴史家
- Korean: 역사가
- Norwegian: historiker
- Polish: historyk
- European Portuguese: historiador
- Romanian: istoric
- Russian: историк
- Spanish: historiador
- Swedish: historiker
- Thai: นักประวัติศาสตร์
- Turkish: tarihçi
- Ukrainian: історик
- Vietnamese: sử gia
Definition of historian from the Collins English Dictionary
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