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:

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 ... 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 ...
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, a French ... In the 1949, Hollywood historical drama Reign of Terror, Fouché is played by Arnold Moss ...
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 analysis of the Bible includes questioning the historicity of the Bible, whether the Bible is an accurate history of ancient Israel ...
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
... Carolingian chroniclers for the newly-founded Historical Society of Germany ... 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, and other ... all his appointments in 1874, and died at Munich while attending the sittings of the historical commission ...

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:

    After so many historical illustrations of the evil effects of abandoning the policy of protection for that of a revenue tariff, we are again confronted by the suggestion that the principle of protection shall be eliminated from our tariff legislation. Have we not had enough of such experiments?
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    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)

    Yet the companions of the Muses
    will keep their collective nose in my books
    And weary with historical data, they will turn to my dance tune.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)