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In its broadest sense, the word “monument” denotes any vehicle of recollection or preservation across the entire spectrum of historical relics, the documentary or memorial value of which need not have been intended at the time, but may have been declared or bestowed at a later date. Intentionally designed monuments, on the other hand, belong to the artistic form of architectural and sculptural design, employed to pres…

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Erben, Dietrich, “Monument”, 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 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018239>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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