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Construction cycle
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The construction cycle is defined as the long-term cyclical variation in all activities involved in structural and civil engineering within a state or region (disregarding annual variations). These variations in construction activity during the early modern period have been little studied [5]: because the German- and Italian-speaking regions of Europe were fragmented into a multiplicity of independent territories and (free) cities, in these regions these cycles can be studied at best within these smaller entities.

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Gömmel, Rainer and Braun, Helmut, “Construction cycle”, 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 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017382>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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