Concise Timeline of the Development of Historical Methods and Studies

This article contains a brief summary of the development of the methods used for historical investigation. The contents in this article are subject to being updated when the greater body of information grows. If there is a question mark after the name, this means that I am unsure if the dating is accurate, but it is still based on the information in the two sources provided. Datings have been assigned based on either a recognized founding father or the time when the practice developed into what could be considered a more critical, or academic study.

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15th century

Chorography, Classical Studies

16th century

Anglo-Saxon Studies (mainly 19th-20th century), Byzantine Studies (mainly 19th century), Chronology

17th century

Diplomatics, Numismatics, Paleography, Philology, Sigillography

18th century

Archaeology (some effort between the 15th-17th cc.), Berberology, Egyptology, Epigraphy, Ethnography, Indology, Iranian Studies, Philately, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Studies, Tibetology

19th century

Anthropology, Assyriology, Caucasology, Coptology, Dendrochronology, Fragmentology (?), Geneaology (?), Mongolology, Papyrology, Phaleristics (?), Russian Studies, Semitology, Sinology, Toponymy

20th century

Archaeography (?), Cliometrics, Eskimology, Hittitology Ice Core Dating, Japanology, Narratology, Native American Studies, Onomastics (?), Prosopography (?), Radiometric Dating, Vexillology

Currently Unkown to me

Archival Science, the majority of Area Studies, Codicology, Heraldry

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