Historical

  • (adj): Of or relating to the study of history.
    Example: "Historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on historical:

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 ...
Joseph Fouché - In Literature and On Screen
... 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 ...
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 ...
Georg Heinrich Pertz
... in 1820 to edit the Carolingian chroniclers for the newly-founded Historical Society of Germany ... the publication of the series Monumenta 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 ... in 1874, and died at Munich while attending the sittings of the historical commission ...
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 themselves as ... 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): 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"
  • (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:

    It is hard to believe that England is so near as from your letters it appears; and that this identical piece of paper has lately come all the way from there hither, begrimed with the English dust which made you hesitate to use it; from England, which is only historical fairyland to me, to America, which I have put my spade into, and about which there is no doubt.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)

    Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody’s mom in that she knows what’s best for us. But if you look at the historical record—Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages—you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)