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Edition
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1. Definition and basics

In the broad sense, for example in the phrase editio princeps (“first edition”), the term edition applies to any printed work; in literary usage, it denotes an edition of a manuscript or printed text based on philological criteria, claiming to reproduce it as authentically as possible, that is, in conformity with the author’s intent. Depending on the era of the work being edited, realization…

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Müller, Gernot Michael, “Edition”, 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 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018523>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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