Der Teutsche Merkur

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Der teutsche Merkur (English: The German Mercury) was a literary magazine published and edited by Christoph Martin Wieland. The magazine was modeled on French magazine, Mercure de France.[1] The first issue appeared in 1773. He published and edited the magazine until 1790.[1] Wieland used the Merkur as an organ to advance the Enlightenment[2] and to provide a platform to support literary taste.[1] In 1790 the title was changed to Der neue teutsche Merkur and continued publication until 1810.


  1. ^ a b c Francien Markx (6 November 2015). E. T. A. Hoffmann, Cosmopolitanism, and the Struggle for German Opera. BRILL. p. 33. ISBN 978-90-04-30957-9. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ Scherer, Wilhelm. A History of German Literature. 2 volumes. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1886. Vol. 2, p. 46.

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