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Literary/cultural journal
(982 words)

1. Concept and precursors

Literary and cultural journals comprise a corpus of the periodical press that emerged towards the end of the 17th century, and that became an indispensable element of the communication process of the 18th century. The archetypal example in Germany was Christian Thomasius’ Monats-Gespräche (Frankfurt/Leipzig 1688-1690), a critical and satirical examination, initially couched in the form of dialogues, “of all manne…

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Zelle, Carsten, “Literary/cultural journal”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023426>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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