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A bourse is a market or exchange held at a definite time and place, where fungible goods (i.e. convertible goods or securities) are traded. The market, held at regular intervals, is governed by state or professional regulations, which define the conditions for admitting individuals, what is traded, and how the market is supervised. The objects traded…

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Walter, Rolf, “Bourse”, 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 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017727>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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