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Periodical
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1. Definition

Periodicals fulfilled important functions in the social communication of early modern society as a growing medium (Media) situated between books and newspapers and in the context of increasing streams of news. Formally, periodicals differed from books in the greater currentness of their news (News, currentness of) and their periodicity; they diff…

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Zimmermann, Clemens, Tischer, Matthias and Gierl, Martin, “Periodical”, 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 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030706>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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