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Invention in the sense of reproducible technical innovation has existed since the dawn of humanity, and the use of new technologies is widely attested in the cultures of antiquity and in the Middle Ages. As a distinct terminological concept, however, the notion of …

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Popplow, Marcus, “Invention”, 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 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018880>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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