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Intelligencers and advertisers
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A new genre of news organ emerged in Europe in the late 17th century (Newspaper), the intelligencer or advertiser - in German, Intelligenzblatt or Anzeigenblatt. The terms were derived from the Intelligenz- und Adress-Comptoirs (“Intelligence and Address Offices”) at which announcements (Anzeigen) could be registered and read for a fee. Intelligenz here derives from the Latin verb intellegere (“to come to know”, “to discern”).

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Münch, Roger, “Intelligencers and advertisers”, 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 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021483>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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