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Generations, conflict of
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1. Frame of reference

The early modern understanding of generations is characterized by vacillation between a primarily genealogical interpretation and a synchronic culturalization, which began to transform the concept of generation around 1800, opening up to it new levels of meaning (see Generation). We would expect that such a realignment would also lead to a clearer awareness of and greater emphasis on all those changes that became recognizable in intergenerational re…

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Kondratowitz, Hans-Joachim von, “Generations, conflict of”, 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 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019880>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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