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Culture
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1. Terminological history

Since its invention in Roman Antiquity, the term culture has referred to those elements of reality that do not exist in nature, but are brought about by mankind. The Latin verb colere and its substantive forms (cultus; cultura) originally referred in …

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Jaeger, Friedrich, “Culture”, 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 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022843>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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