The Fullness of Things. Examining the Interrelation between copia and delectatio within Early Modern Newspaper and Literary Discourse (Die Fülle der Dinge)

Christian Meierhofer
  • Daphnis, September 2016, Brill
  • DOI: 10.1163/18796583-04403007

Early Modern Newspaper and Literary Discourse

What is it about?

The article examines the conceptual interrelation between copia and delectatio within the early modern newspaper and literary discourse. The historical semantics of these notions helps to understand how “Unterhaltung” becomes a central category for the book market in the 16th and 17th centuries. Most successful, here, are compilations and collections of short prose, which advertise their texts by emphasizing the very amount and the diverting variation of materials they gather.

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