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Historia literaria
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1. General

In the 18th century, historia literaria denoted the systematic history of erudition and of scholars, that is, the entirety of scholarly literature and its authors. In the 19th century, the term in use was “literary history,” not to be confused with the new discipline of literary historiography. Historia literaria, as interpretation, categorization, and actualization of the entirety of scholarly literature, laid t…

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Gierl, Martin, “Historia literaria”, 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 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020949>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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