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Deutsche Gesellschaften
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Following the collapse of the so-called Baroque language societies, a new type of  association developed in Germany in the early 18th century with the aim of acting as a custodian of language (Society [association]). Prototypes coalesced from circles of friends or student groups, for example the Teutschübende Gesellschaft in Hamburg (1715) and the Vertraute Görlitzer Collegium Poeticum (founded 1697 at Leipzig University). From 1726, the key driving force behind the new Society Movement, the literary t…

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Hardtwig, Wolfgang, “Deutsche Gesellschaften”, 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 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018257>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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