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Disciplines, academic
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1. Concept

In the early modern period the methods, institutions, subject fields and discussion procedures of modern science took shape. Their elementary structural categorization and organizational form were the academic disciplines.

Related to Greek didaskalía (“teaching,” “instruction,” “initiation”), discipline is derived from Latin discere…

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Gierl, Martin, “Disciplines, academic”, 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 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018375>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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