Historiography. Historiography is widely used in the development of the subject of history in the form of a discipline. It is also used extensively on any body of work that bears historical importance on any particular subject. Therefore, historiography forms an integral part of the study of history in one form or the other.
Historiography specifically covers the topics in every format possible, starting from the process various historians actually studied then from any sources in particular. It does not only consist of the process but also theoretical approaches and the techniques that have been applied in the study in one way or the other. The discussions of historiography by the scholars are done topically along with different genres or approaches. For example, the topic could be ‘historiography of the British Empire’ whose genre or approach could be history related to either politics or socio-economic during that era.
The advent of historiography is closely related to the development of history as an academic discipline in almost all the levels of secondary education. It is a matter of debate, how much historiography of any particular nature can influence any historian. It is totally dependent on the historians on how they would make use of historiography in their study of history. A shift has been noticed from the conventional political, diplomatic and economic history towards that of cultural and social approaches.