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Periodicity
(830 words)

1. Definition

In contrast to the cyclic phenomena of the natural world (see Cyclicality), the term periodicity denotes the artificial generation of a rhythm at equal intervals that influences the everyday world and functions as a time base shorter than a year for social processes independent of astronomical phenomena. Periodicity is usually associated with the periodical press, but its periodicity is based on the early modern conf…

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Behringer, Wolfgang, “Periodicity”, 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_025397>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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