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Exscribo Ergo Sum. Self-Reflexion And Meditation In Early Modern German Family Books

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Family books and their autobiographical writing evolve from the merchants practice of bookkeeping. The introductory matters of such family books do often explicitly give an indication of both their private nature and the intention to preserve something useful for the progeny. The family book the author refers to comes from the first decades of the German tradition. It has four contributors. Meditation is not confined to or defined by religious matters. Meditation does not have a semantic field of its own at least not in the Middle Ages or in early modern times but it is applicable to anything. Meditation does not have a substance but instead, it is a process of investigating. All early modern family books represent social networks in writing.

Keywords: early modern German; family books; meditation

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