Boundary
(4,522 words)

1. Terminology

The common word “boundary,” with its positive connotations (protection) but particularly its negative connotations (exclusion, restriction), is part of the everyday experience of all human beings. At the same time, it is one of those conceptual tools of cultural studies that regularly appear in man…

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Stauber, Reinhard and Akashi, Kinji, “Boundary”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020430>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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