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1. Definition

A bibliography in the strict sense is a book comprising a register of books (later such registers were also included as appendices to periodicals, collections, etc.). This usage is first attested in Gabriel Naudé’s Bibliographia politica (Venice 1633) and Bibliographia militaris (1637), surveys of the most important works on politics and the military respectively.

Until then, this originally Greek term for the writing of books had been used both for a typology of b…

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Füssel, Stephan, “Bibliography”, 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 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017599>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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