Historical

  • (adj): Used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time.
    Synonyms: diachronic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on historical:

Georg Heinrich Pertz
... edit the Carolingian chroniclers for the newly-founded Historical Society of Germany ... 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 archives ... He resigned all his appointments 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... 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
... Fouché 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 ... In the 1949, Hollywood historical drama Reign of Terror, Fouché is played by Arnold Moss ...

More definitions of "historical":

  • (adj): Belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past.
    Example: "Historical (or historic) times"; "a historical character"
    Synonyms: historic
  • (adj): Of or relating to the study of history.
    Example: "Historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word historical:

    Religion means goal and way, politics implies end and means. The political end is recognizable by the fact that it may be attained—in success—and its attainment is historically recorded. The religious goal remains, even in man’s highest experiences, that which simply provides direction on the mortal way; it never enters into historical consummation.
    Martin Buber (1878–1965)

    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)

    Historical! Must it be historical to catch your attention? Even though historicity, like notoriety, denotes nothing more than that something has occurred.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)