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Revolution
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[German Version]

I. Concept

The term revolution (from Lat. revolvere, “turn over”) denotes a sudden qualitative change of existing circumstances and processes, a change that does not just affect individual elements – like the replacement of government personnel in a coup – but brings change of the overall system. The term was used originally in astronomy for the orbit of a heavenly body. Since the early modern era, has been …

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Stroh, Ralf, Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm and Amjad-Ali, Charles, “Revolution”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024622>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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