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Print media
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“Printing” is the transfer of ink to paper or some other substrate by means of a master form. Print media produced in this way in the early modern period included books, brochures, broadsides (see Woodcut, German single-leaf; e.g. calendars, handbills, letters of indulgence, devotional images), printed ephemera, Messrelationen, newspapers, periodicals, posters, and products of occ…

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Münch, Roger, “Print media”, 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 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018457>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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