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Literary historiography
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1. General

The task of  literary historiography is to present the literary activity, usually of a specific country (Nation, nationalism), in chronological order. Occasionally the focus is narrower, for instance regional, or broader, as in a general history of world literature. The chronological framework usually extends from the beginning of the literary tradition to the time of the author, although occasionally we find a history limited to a selected epoch. As late as the 18th centur…

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Stockhorst, Stefanie, “Literary historiography”, 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 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023441>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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