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Often referred to in sources in the German-speaking areas of Europe by the use of such terms as Viehverstellung, Viehgemeinderschaft, Rinder-Miete (Cattle), Halbvieh (Métayage), Teilvieh, Bestandvieh, Zinskühe etc., agistment is a particular form of rural credit practised initially in parts of Italy, Spain, and Germany, by aristocratic and monastic seignorial institutions (Landowner) in particular, but also by non-aristocratic credit providers and medieval hospitals [6. 251–259], from the Late Middle Ages onwards [9. 105–116]. It continued to be an element of the r…

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Rippmann, Dorothee, “Agistment”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_029764>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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