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1. Terminology

This article is about technology in the sense of German Technologie, knowledge about the subject area of technics, especially academic knowledge about the functional principles of technical artifacts and systems. This differs from the regular English meaning of technology, which can mean not only academic reflection on technics but also the material objects involved. This broader sens…

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Meyer, Torsten, “Technology”, 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 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028704>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831

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