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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, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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