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1. Concept and general development

Titles of university teachers varied considerably in early modern Europe, and changed over time. The Latin professor was long used to denote all holders of doctorates at higher faculties, with lector or praelector (reader or lecturer) used as official titles in the sense of “professor” today. Attestations in the Grimm dictionary, which mostly begin in the 16th century, indicate that the title of Professor became establ…

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Kümmerle, Julian, “Professor”, 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 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025958>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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