In academia, a Festschrift is a book honoring a respected person, especially an academic, and presented during his or her lifetime. The term, borrowed from German, could be translated as celebration publication or celebratory (piece of) writing. A comparable book presented posthumously is called a Gedenkschrift (memorial publication). Sometimes, the Latin term "liber amicorum" (literally: "book of friends") is used for a Festschrift. The German word Festschrift has been incorporated into the English language.