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Generational transfer
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1. Frame of reference

The guarantee of a transfer of properties, aptitudes, and qualities of various kinds was central to the concept of generations in the early modern period. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the meaning of generation typically oscillated between the still powerful dominance of genealogical usage (Genealogy) and the increasing prominence of a sociocultural perspective. This oscillation allowed for a wide range of conce…

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Kondratowitz, Hans-Joachim von, “Generational transfer”, 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 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019884>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208



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