distinguished, eminent, great, leading, noted, respected

a talk given by an eminent social historian


No serious historian today accepts this theory.

academic, professional

the official historian of the United States Army

presidential (esp. AmE)
contemporary, future

The oldest tradition goes back to the contemporary historian John Foxe.

What will future historians make of the late 20th century?

ancient, medieval, modern

She is a writer as well as a distinguished modern historian.

architectural, art, church, cultural, economic, film, legal, literary, military, political, social, etc.

Revisionist historians have questioned the accepted version of events.

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  • historian — mid 15c., from M.Fr. historien (14c.), from L. historia (see HISTORY (Cf. history)). As writer of history in the higher sense (distinguished from a mere annalist or chronicler), from 1530s. The O.E. word was þeod wita. [T]he historian s fallacy… …   Etymology dictionary

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