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1. Meanings and definitions

The word book means (1) a substantial written or printed work made of sheets or sheaves of paper in a binding or cover; (2) a part of a larger written work, e.g. the 24 books of the Iliad; (3) a physical object consisting of multiple sheets of blank paper assembled for writing on…

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Weyrauch, Erdmann, “Book”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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