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Paratexte, Autorschaft und Wissensvermittlung

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The neo-Latin literature is the question of the history of knowledge and learning. It forms an extremely rich store of knowledge in the different areas of intellectual, political, religious and practical life during 1350-1650, and provides a wide range of text types such as lyric poem, professional technical treatise and epic to diplomats report. Paratext locations point out that the knowledge has become increasingly apparent demanding since 14th century. This paratexts are focused on the benefits, value, place in life, even prove the legitimacy of the manual extensively. The importance of authorial or author related paratext for the literary culture of the early modern period suggests the "death of the author", to explain the transfer of knowledge. In this study authorial paratexts especially dedications and prefacetexts form the main material group, while used by framework texts. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: authorial paratexts; authorship; knowledge transfer; literary culture; neo-Latin literature

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