List of historians

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of historians.

The names are grouped by order of the historical period in which they were writing, which is not necessarily the same as the period in which they specialised.

Chroniclers and annalists, though they are not historians in the true sense, are also listed here for convenience.

Ancient historians[change | change source]

  • Herodotus, (485—c.420 BC), Halicarnassian "Father of History"
  • Thucydides, (c.460–400 BC), Peloponnesian War
  • Xenophon, (431—c.360 BC), an Athenian knight and student of Socrates

Medieval historians/chroniclers[change | change source]

  • Bede, (c. 632–735), Anglo-Saxons

Historians from the time period 1600--1900[change | change source]

  • Voltaire, (1694–1778), French Enlightenment philosopher, historian, and novelist, author of Candide.
  • Edward Gibbon, (1737–1794), Roman Empire

Historians after 1900[change | change source]

  • Paul Kennedy, British historian, author of influential The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.
  • Richard Pipes, conservative American historian, Russian and Soviet history
  • Janko Prunk, (1942 -) Slovenian historian for modern history

Related pages[change | change source]