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Representation
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1. General discussion

1.1. Concept

In its original conceptual content, the semantic field of the Latin verb and noun repraesentare/repraesentatio encompass various modes of making something present – whether as “signification,” “portrayal,” or “manifestation.” In the Middle Ages, the cultic presence of Christ’s saving act in the celebration of the liturgy was understood in the latter sense [4]; [7]. In the late Middle Ages and the first centuries of the early m…

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Carl, Horst, Stollberg-Rilinger, Barbara and Hufeld, Ulrich, “Representation”, 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 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026604>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601



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