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Like the related German terms Freundschaftsbund (“league of friendship”), Dichterschule (“poets' school”), Dichterkreis (“poets' circle”), and Dichterverein (“poets' society”), the term Dichterbund (“poets' league”) even today has achieved no “distinguishing clarity of a technical term,” either in the historical study of societies and associations (Society [association]) or in literary science [7. 174]. Indeed, whether used in describing one's own group or another's, these terms could and still can be used either distinctly (e.g. to deno…

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Parr, Rolf, “Dichterbund”, 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 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_018316>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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