Researchers and writers about past events

A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past, and is regarded as an authority on it. Historians are concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race; as well as the study of all history in time. If the individual is concerned with events preceding written history, the individual is a historian of prehistory. "Historian" became a professional occupation in the late nineteenth century as research universities were emerging in Germany and elsewhere.

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