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1. Terminology

Engineering did not emerge as a distinct profession with formalized training, rules based on scientific technology, and its own class consciousness until the 19th century. The earlier centuries of the early modern period can be considered a formative phase of the individual elements constituting engineering.

In the early modern period, the European languages used the term eng…

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Popplow, Marcus and König, Wolfgang, “Engineer”, 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 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021401>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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