In academia, a Festschrift (German pronunciation: [ˈfɛst.ʃʁɪft]; plural, Festschriften [ˈfɛst.ʃʁɪftn̩]) is a book honoring a respected person, especially an academic, and presented during their lifetime. It generally takes the form of an edited volume, containing contributions from the honoree's colleagues, former pupils, and friends. Festschriften are often titled something like Essays in Honour of... or Essays Presented to... .
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