"study of coins and medals," with especial reference to their history and artistry, 1829, from numismatic. Also see -ics.
"the art of writing history," 1560s, from historio- (see historico-) + -graphy. Related: Historiographer (1530s); historiographic.
"a history or background," especially for a fictional character or situation, c. 1990, from backgroundstory.
"without reference to or regard for history, considering only contemporary situations," 1950, from a- (2) "not" + historical.
"one versed in the Chinese language or Chinese culture and history," 1814; see Sino- + -logy + -ist. Sinology as "branch of knowledge that deals with the Chinese language and related subjects" is by 1834. Related: Sinological. Sinologue (1853) was "a foreigner who is versed in the Chinese language or Chinese culture and history."
in French history, "feudal landowner," 1590s, from French seigneur, from Old French seignor (see seignior). Related: Seigneuress; seigneurial.