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A person who studies history.

So, what are historians like? What do they do? Surely we can make generalizations about historians per se.

Ancient Historians

Herodotus, around 480-425 B.C.
Thucydides, around 460-400 B.C.
Polybius, around 203-120 B.C.
C. Julius Caesar, 100-44 B.C.
Flavius Josephus
Plutarch, A.D. 46?-120?
Cornelius Tacitus, A.D. 56?-117?
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, A.D. 69-140?
Eusebius of Caesarea

Medieval Historians

Procopius, died about A.D. 565
Gregory of Tours, A.D. 538-594
Geoffroi de Villehardouin, around A.D. 1160-1212

Modern Historians

Henri Pirenne
Marc Bloch
Lucien Febvre
Georges Duby
Jeffrey Burton Russell
Rosamond McKitterick
Peter Brown
John Keegan