Historical Methods and Studies

This article contains a list of methods and studies that help with historical investigations. The names are in alphabetical order, followed by their respective “dates of origin”.

The Auxiliary Sciences of History.

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Anthropology – 19th c.

Archaeology – 18th-19th cc. (some effort between the 15th-17th cc.)

Archaeography – 20th c.

Archival science

Area Studies – 15th-20th cc. (mostly later developments)

Bibliology

Cartography – 19th c.

Chorography – 15th-16th cc.

Chronology – 16th-19th cc.

Cliometrics – 20th c.

Codicology – 20th c.

Diplomatics – 17th c.

Dendrochronology – 19th-20th cc.

Epigraphy – 18th-19th cc.

Ethnography – 18th c.

Etymology

Filigranology – 19th-20th cc.

Fragmentology – 21st c.

Genealogy – 19th c.?

Heraldry

Historical Method

Historiography – 18th c.

Ice Core Dating – 20th c.

Narratology – 20th c.

Numismatics – 17th-19th cc.

Onomastics – 20th c.?

Paleography – 17th-19th cc.

Papyrology – 19th-20th cc.

Phaleristics – 19th c?

Philately – 18th-19th cc.

Philology – 18th c. (some 15th-17th c. effort)

Prosopography – 20th c.?

Radiometric Dating – 20th c.

Sphragistics – 17th-19th cc.

Toponymy – 19th-20th cc.

Vexillology – 20th c.

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