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Social conflict
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1. Definition

The term social conflict does not occur as such in early modern sources; it is an academic interpretation of certain historical events. Borrowing from the sociology of conflict [6], which is the source of the term, one scholar has proposed defining social conflict as “a general characterization of manifest divergences of interests between different social groups” [15. 298]. Con…

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Schmale, Wolfgang, “Social conflict”, 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 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027690>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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