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This proclamation does not do )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.067 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(full justice to the scope of Lundin?s work. Herman Weinsberg, a ?middling burgher? of 16th-century )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cologne, produced not just a diary, but an entire chest full of genealogies, financial accounts, and ? as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Lundin puts it ? pages of the self-exploration of a man living through what seemed to him an era of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(incredible change. Whilst Weinsberg may certainly have left behind a historical legacy to equal that of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Pepys, he also left historians such as Lundin with a rather more complex manuscript collection to seek to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(understand.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hermann Weinsberg, as Lundin points out to his credit, was not a ?typical? man for his time and social )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(standing, and the intention of )] TJ ET BT 177.344 147.275 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Paper Memory)] TJ ET BT 249.656 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( is not to get at a ?representative? burgher by pushing past his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(numerous\) ?personal quirks? \(p. 6\). Lundin instead sets out to write a work of microhistory by interweaving )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the story of Weinsberg?s life, and the problems of his accounts, into broader depictions of wider issues )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(affecting 16th-century Germany. In doing so, Lundin hopes to answer the deeper question of why a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?middling? man in the city of Cologne should have chosen to so dramatically break from expectations, and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to attempt to create a ?paper memory? for himself and his family for generations to come.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In Lundin?s words, ?each chapter seeks to shed light on a larger sixteenth-century phenomenon?. 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Chapter one, ?A secret legacy?, briefly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(explains the nature of Weinsberg?s archive and its recent publication history, in addition to ? more )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(importantly ? placing it within the context of ?lay literacy?. Chapter two, ?My father?s house?, considers )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hermann?s childhood and, arguably, the very roots of his later project. Lundin argues that he grew up in an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(era of ?intellectual and cultural ferment? \(p. 39\), and that his father Christian?s discovery of classical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(literature in translation, such as Cicero?s )] TJ ET BT 232.316 696.677 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(On the Orator)] TJ ET BT 300.980 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, prompted his ambitions for his son to become a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(man of learning. Hermann?s failure to live up to these ?great expectations?, Lundin suggests, in turn led to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 668.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the tensions which led Hermann to build his family archive. In his introduction, Lundin advertises the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 653.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(broader issue with which this chapter is concerned as being ?Renaissance family life?, but this section also )] TJ ET BT 34.016 639.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contains the first demonstration of one of the greatest strengths of this work. In a few brief and highly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 625.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(readable pages Lundin sketches out for the reader a summary of the economic circumstances, social stresses, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 611.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and civic organisation of Cologne in the early 16th century. In a work such as this, such factual summaries )] TJ ET BT 34.016 596.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(are necessary to enable a reader to fully understand the context of the more analytical aspects, and Lundin )] TJ ET BT 34.016 582.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(delivers them extremely well. Certainly any student seeking a starting point for the study of 16th-century )] TJ ET BT 34.016 568.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(German civic life should be directed to consult these pages and Lundin?s bibliography.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The third chapter charts Hermann Weinsberg?s early adult life within the broader context of ?patriarchal )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ideals?. According to Lundin, Weinsberg failed to live up to the expectations his father had laid upon him; )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(he was a mediocre student at best, found that he was too shy to speak well in public \(as Christian Weinsberg, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(an amateur rhetorician, hoped he would\), and as rector of the law college at which he himself had boarded, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(found himself the target of a surly student rebellion. Finally, he fathered only one biological child, an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(illegitimate daughter, Anna. It was in his desire to prove himself a good and beneficent housefather that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Weinsberg first conceived of the concept of endowing the )] TJ ET BT 314.948 456.581 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Haus Weinsberg)] TJ ET BT 394.604 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( in perpetuity, ?so that an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(honourable household might be kept there at all times?. His initial response was to consider the legal )] TJ ET BT 34.016 428.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ramifications and to begin laying out a surprisingly illustrious genealogy. Chapter four \(?The middle Is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(best?\) then places Weinsberg?s surprising ambitions in the context of ?bourgeois values? in 16th-century )] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cologne. This is an especially compelling chapter. Weinsberg provides the historian, excitingly, with a view )] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(into the lives of the ?middling sort?, but in doing so he struggled against the boundaries of what it meant to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 371.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(be a member of the third estate. In Lundin?s presentation, Hermann could not understand why so many )] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(burgher families had allowed themselves to fall into obscurity, but he could also not escape the fact that ? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(whatever he claimed his ancestry to be ? he himself was not noble. His solution was to claim as his motto )] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.277 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(medium tenuere beati)] TJ ET BT 137.996 328.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( ? ?blessed are those who hold to the mean? \(p. 111\), and to celebrate the third estate as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 314.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(equally noble, and equally worthy of record.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(However, Hermann Weinsberg did not model his desire to preserve his family estate and its history solely on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the secular example of the nobility. Chapter five, ?A holy household?, focuses on his response to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perpetual endowments of clerical houses, within the wider context of the various anticlerical disputes present )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in Catholic Cologne. Lundin points out that although elsewhere in his manuscripts Weinsberg seems first )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and foremost concerned with the ties of ?blood?, he was nevertheless fascinated ? and perhaps even envious )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(? of the ?eternal? households of ?monasteries, convents, hospitals, and collegiate chapters?. Just as he )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(regarded clerical foundations as ?households?, akin to the )] TJ ET BT 314.288 202.229 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Haus Weinsberg)] TJ ET BT 393.944 202.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, so too did he align himself with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the clerical ?housefathers? who ran them. Once again, he railed against the deficiencies of ordinary burgher )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(families, who failed to found their houses half so well as the Church had managed. Lundin goes on to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 159.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(explain ? in another example of a brief and readable summation of a complex issue ? the tensions expressed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 145.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in that particular concern, issues surrounding clerical property and power which elsewhere culminated in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 130.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(confessional schism, but in Cologne led to less explosive, more simmering disputes. Although in general )] TJ ET BT 34.016 116.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(people certainly took issue with clerical abuses such as raising money through indulgences in order that the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 102.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(officers of the church might live in luxury, Hermann Weinsberg was particularly concerned by the fact that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 88.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the church had accrued a vast amount of property through the wills of burghers. As far as he could see, many )] TJ ET BT 34.016 73.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(religious institutions which had lasted for centuries had originally been ?built? by men like him ? why, then, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 59.669 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(should his household not have the benefit of a similarly long-lasting, secular institution? Once again, )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 7887 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(however, he could not go so far as to deny the authority or importance of the church so, just as he had )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(concluded that the middling way was noble, so too did he write, for his descendants to read, that the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Haus Weinsberg)] TJ ET BT 113.672 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( could be a sacred community.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(If the earlier chapters dealt with more broadly ?physical? issues which affected and prompted Weinsberg?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(compositions, chapters six and seven delve into the less tangible issues of memory and self-representation, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(respectively. In chapter six, Lundin gives a detailed overview of traditional )] TJ ET BT 397.616 713.189 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(memoria)] TJ ET BT 440.276 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( utilised by men and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(women such as Weinsberg to commemorate ? and, indeed, ensure the salvation of ? the dead. He points out, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(insightfully, that the early modern concept of ?remembering? is alien from our own ? that ?Medieval )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(memoria)] TJ ET BT 76.676 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( posited a real \(rather than purely mental\) connection between the mind remembering and the thing )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(remembered?. By ensuring that he would be remembered by his descendants, Hermann was ensuring that he )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(would always be a part of the trans-generational unity which made up the )] TJ ET BT 389.612 641.909 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Haus Weinsberg)] TJ ET BT 469.268 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(. This trans-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(generational unity also included the ancestors whom he claimed for himself and his family, although Lundin )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(asserts that the family history which he wrote was fictitious for all but the most recent generations. Chapter )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(seven \(?Spare no quill, ink, or paper?\) considers both the development of Hermann Weinsberg?s self-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(representation ? charting, among other things, the way in which one manuscript began life as a family )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chronicle but grew into a personal diary ? and his anxieties concerning the physical preservation of it.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chapter eight ?A new world?, explicates Weinsberg?s attempts to synthesise conflicting sources of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(contemporary news in his ?memory book?, and narrates the final part of his story: the failure of his plan to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(found an eternal household which, providentially, resulted in the preservation of his manuscripts in civic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(archives, and ultimately in their availability to scholars such as Lundin. Notably this chapter also expands )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(upon a compelling point hinted at by Lundin in his introduction; that, whilst Hermann Weinsberg could by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(no means be seen as a cipher for a typical burgher, his determined and holistic record-keeping could be seen )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(as a product of the ?great transformations? \(p. 231\) which he perceived in the world in which he lived. In the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(midst of the turmoil of the Reformation, Weinsberg took solace in recording his own history, whilst such )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(turmoil in turn increased his anxiety as to the potential transience of such a record.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 404.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(One particularly striking example of Weinsberg?s anxiety, at least in the context of this review, was his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(annoyance that he was unable to consolidate his various manuscripts, covering family genealogy, stories of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his own life, and advice for future housefathers, into a single book. ?I have not been able to bring together )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the memory books of my life in a single volume?, he bemoaned, ?And no one will easily be able to do it )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(after me? \(p. 228\). Matthew Lundin has, at last, fulfilled Weinsberg?s desire, although the latter was quite )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(correct ? it can surely have been no easy task. Thus, in taking overall stock of this book, it must be duly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(acknowledged and credited that within one slim volume Lundin deals with both a considerable amount of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(manuscript material and a considerable range of historical subjects. )] TJ ET BT 359.948 304.277 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Paper Memory)] TJ ET BT 432.260 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( contains not only skilful )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(summations of difficult subjects, such as the effect of the Reformation upon a still-Catholic city, but also )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(incidentally touches on a vast array of details of sixteenth-century life, from the nature of civic involvement )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to concerns as to the durability of paper as opposed to parchment. It is also certainly well-written ? a not )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unimportant consideration, especially for a book which could be of equal interest to the casual reader as to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the academic ? and both Lundin?s prose and the snapshots of Hermann Weinsberg?s personality revealed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(through quotations make it an absorbing read.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(However, as with any text, it has its flaws. Although Lundin does quote directly from the manuscripts )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(throughout the book, he also frequently ? perhaps due to space constraints ? paraphrases Weinsberg?s own )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(words. At times, this can lead the reader to feel unsure whether a particular sentence is intended to convey )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the sense of Weinsberg?s words, or Lundin?s own analysis of them. Moreover, the efficiency of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(structure, which succeeds in combining a fairly coherent narrative of Weinsberg?s life with an analytical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(framework considering the relevance of his life to wider issues, can at times lead to confusion. This is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(especially evident in the use of the different manuscripts in the Weinsberg collection. Lundin often quotes or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(paraphrases from multiple manuscripts within the same chapter, which at times has the effect of ?flattening? )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Weinsberg?s thinking ? although, to his credit, Lundin also takes pains in chapter seven to consider the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(different types of self-representation experimented with by Weinsberg in his various manuscripts. Moreover, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(although the reader is introduced to some of the different manuscripts as the book proceeds ? such as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 35.669 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Das Boich Weinsberg)] TJ ET endstream endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 20 0 R ] /Contents 19 0 R >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Length 5653 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and the )] TJ ET BT 72.008 796.469 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Liber decrepitudinus)] TJ ET BT 172.340 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( ? one valuable addition to the introduction may have been a bibliographical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overview of each of the different manuscripts. Through Lundin?s art one can certainly envisage Hermann )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Weinsberg bending over his papers ? but it is a little more difficult to visualise the organisation and format )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of those papers from the information provided.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(There are also two points of interpretation which could be ? in the eyes of some readers ? problematic. There )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(are several instances in which Lundin presents Weinsberg as ?anticipating? some aspect of modernity or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(other. This is particularly evident in the conclusion, in which Lundin wonders what the 16th-century burgher )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(would have thought of the ?World Wide Web? \(p. 255\). 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Coming at the end of a book which so often roots )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(itself in the contingencies of a specific historical time and place, it feels like something of a disappointment. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(A second ? more significant ? qualm is the slightly haphazard approach that Lundin takes with the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?reliability? of Weinsberg?s sources. Throughout, Lundin prefaces any mention of Hermann?s genealogy )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with some synonym of ?fake?, but provides no further support for the statement that he invented a ?fictitious )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Ur-text? \(p. 191\) for that genealogy beyond saying that previous scholars thought this to be the case. Lundin )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(does not seem to consider the fact that there may be a middle-way between recognising that Weinsberg?s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(genealogy was )] TJ ET BT 107.996 527.861 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(factually incorrect)] TJ ET BT 196.988 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( and claiming that it was a conscious fabrication on his part. Could the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(explanation perhaps not be that Weinsberg did carry out ?research? upon his family tree, but was misled by )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the sources he used, and perhaps by his own wishful thinking? This scepticism regarding the genealogy )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(seems especially problematic given that elsewhere Lundin straightforwardly accepts Weinsberg?s testimony, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(for example in regarding his second account of his father?s death, written 12 years after the event, as a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?vivid account? which added ?new details?, as opposed to a potentially more consciously performed account.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In conclusion, these flaws do not detract from what is overall a highly cogent and admirable work. Where it )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(has been criticised in this review, it is only in wishing that it did more than it already does, and in the 300 or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(so pages as they stand Lundin already deals with an impressive array of historical subjects and theoretical )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(issues. Lundin?s intention, declared in his introduction, was not to provide an edition of the manuscripts or a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(complete biography of Hermann Weinsberg. It is perhaps not the book for a scholar interested only in that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(one individual. 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