The term dispersed settlement refers to a settlement structure in which individual farms and small groups of farmsteads or hamlets occur in a cluster of scattered parcels of land (Farm). The term dispersed settlement is also used for individual farms with a shared cadastral area and legal district. Dispersed settlements are different from a settlement structure consisting exclusively of closed groups of settlements.
Depending on their origins a distinction can be made between primary and secondary dispersed settlements, that is, between areas which are d…
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“Dispersed settlement”, 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 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_028408>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626