Parts of a historiographic essay; A sample historiographic essay; Works cited; What is historiography? Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. ‘From where a historian speaks or writes may impact historiography as much as when one speaks.’. the body of techniques, theories, and principles of historical research and presentation; methods of historical scholarship. history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particulars from the authentic materials, and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods; b : the principles, theory, and history of historical writing