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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, e.g. …

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Weyrauch, Erdmann, “Book”, 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_017819>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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