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Generation
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1. Ambiguity: natural or social perspective?

In the early modern period, the differentiation of a distinct concept of (a) generation was defined by a characteristic dichotomy and conceptual ambiguity: the division between a semantic s…

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Kondratowitz, Hans-Joachim von, “Generation”, 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 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019872>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208



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