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State publications
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1. Definition

The term state publications (German Staatsschriften) was coined during the German political and constitutional debates of the second half of the 17th century [1]. It was an umbrella term covering all genres of publications by means of which governments sought to win the support of the increasingly important political public sphere, especially with respect to the beginning of wars (see War; War, declaration of) and making peace (see PeacePeace treaty; see also 2. bel…

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Weber, Wolfgang E.J., “State publications”, 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 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027983>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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