Historical

  • (adj): Having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary.
    Example: "The historical Jesus"; "doubt that a historical Camelot every existed"; "actual historical events"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on historical:

European Grand Prix - Historical
... The title was revived by the FIA after World War II, and was first given to the Belgian Grand Prix in 1947, and was distributed across several countries until the 1977 British Grand Prix, the last race to receive the honorific title ... All post-war honorific European Grands Prix were F1 races ...
The Bible And History
... The Bible from a historical perspective, includes numerous fields of study, ranging from archeology and astronomy to linguistics and methods of comparative literature ... Scholars also examine the historical context of Bible passages, the importance ascribed to events by the authors, and the contrast between the descriptions of these events and historical ... Historical analysis of the Bible includes questioning the historicity of the Bible, whether the Bible is an accurate history of ancient Israel ...
Georg Heinrich Pertz
1820 to edit the Carolingian chroniclers for the newly-founded Historical Society of Germany ... Germaniae Historica, texts of all the more important historical writers on German affairs down to the year 1500, as well as of laws, imperial and regal archives, and ... in 1874, and died at Munich while attending the sittings of the historical commission ...
Joseph Fouché - In Literature and On Screen
... appears as a recurring character in the Roger Brook series of historical novels by Dennis Wheatley ... In the Richard Sharpe series of historical novels, set during the Napoleonic Wars, Fouché is mentioned as an early mentor of Sharpe's bitter enemy Pierre Ducos, a French spymaster ... In the 1949, Hollywood historical drama Reign of Terror, Fouché is played by Arnold Moss ...
The Bible And History - Materials and Methods - Texts - Hebrew Bible
... Several other books of the Hebrew Bible are set in a historical context or otherwise give information which can be regarded as historical, although these books do not present ... Among these, Maccabees is a purely historical work that treats of the events of the 2nd century BCE ... Others are not historical in orientation but are set in historical contexts or reprise earlier histories, such as Enoch, an apocalyptic work of the 2nd century BCE ...

More definitions of "historical":

  • (adj): Used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time.
    Synonyms: diachronic
  • (adj): Of or relating to the study of history.
    Example: "Historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"
  • (adj): Belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past.
    Example: "Historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"
    Synonyms: historic

Famous quotes containing the word historical:

    In public buildings set aside for the care and maintenance of the goods of the middle ages, a staff of civil service art attendants praise all the dead, irrelevant scribblings and scrawlings that, at best, have only historical interest for idiots and layabouts.
    George Grosz (1893–1959)

    We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)

    Some minds are as little logical or argumentative as nature; they can offer no reason or “guess,” but they exhibit the solemn and incontrovertible fact. If a historical question arises, they cause the tombs to be opened. Their silent and practical logic convinces the reason and the understanding at the same time. Of such sort is always the only pertinent question and the only satisfactory reply.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)