A historian is a bodie whilk studies an writes aboot the past an is regardit as an authority on it. Historians is concerned wi the conteenous, methodical narrative an resairch o past events as relatin tae the human race; as weel as the study o aw history in time. Gif the individual is concerned wi events precedin written history, the individual is a historian o prehistory. Tho "historian" can be uised tae descrive amateur an professional historians alik, it is reserved mair recently for thaim that haes acquired graduate degrees in the discipline. Some historians, tho, is recognised bi publications or trainin an experience. "Historian" became a professional thrift in the late nineteent century as resairch varsities wis kythin in Germany an itherwhaur.
- "Historian". Wordnetweb.princeton.edu. Retrieved June 28, 2008.
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