n. one who is an authority on history
Someone who writes an account of the times is a historian just as much as someone who concerns themselves only with the events prior to them.
Sentence in Classic:
There is no one in Russian literature now, from schoolboy essayist to learned historian, who does not throw his little stone at Alexander for things he did wrong at this period of his reign.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Nor would I have it thought that anything our historian may have affirmed in the passage cited, or elsewhere, controverts these my opinions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
For I have always borne that laudable partiality to my own country, which Dionysius Halicarnassensis, with so much justice, recommends to an historian: I would hide the frailties and deformities of my political mother, and place her virtues and beauties in the most advantageous light.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
There is here a sort of delicacy of the divine justice, hesitating to let loose upon the illustrious usurper the formidable historian, sparing Caesar Tacitus, and according extenuating circumstances to genius.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
I cannot feel that I have done my duty as humble historian of the March family, without devoting at least one chapter to the two most precious and important members of it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
By the best authorities, he has always been considered a most trustworthy and unexaggerating historian, except in some one or two particulars, not at all affecting the matter presently to be mentioned.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context