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Media, scholarly
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1. Definition

From the outset, scholarly media as institutionalized technological mediators of learning (Erudition) – both individually and collectively –  were anything but neutral instruments of knowledge: they were a material embodiment of the contemporary organization of knowledge (Knowledge, organization of). In the early modern period, they marked the evolution of the great process of cultural change from orality to literacy, based inc…

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Gierl, Martin, “Media, scholarly”, 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 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019794>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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