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There was no "literature" in the modern sense in the Middle Ages. To be sure, several phenomena may be palpable along the way from early times to the modern period that anticipate a modern concept of …

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Stephan Müller, “Literature”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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