Encyclopedia
(3,487 words)

1. Introduction

An encyclopedia is as far as possible a complete survey of a branch of knowledge, with content arranged in a certain order of presentation. As a concise form of presenting expert knowledge and the current state of knowledge, it lies between didac…

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Gierl, Martin, “Encyclopedia”, 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_018801>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20151216



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