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Sattelzeit
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1. Concept and definition

The Sattelzeit (saddle period) is defined as the period from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century. The term was coined by Reinhart Koselleck to denote a phase of historical transformation during which medieval and early modern language and the political and social conditions associated with it were superseded by the modern terminological world t…

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Jordan, Stefan, “Sattelzeit”, 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 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026960>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601



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