Early modern period
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1. Historical periodization and terminological history

1.1. Epochs in historical thought

Terms of periodization are of great importance to processes of historical understanding, for they lend temporal order and structure to sequences of events and developments that in immediate experie…

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Jaeger, Friedrich, “Early modern period”, 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 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024771>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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