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Eastern European economy
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1. Introduction

1.1. Demographics

Eastern Europe was in a state of economic growth from the 15th century. Forests were being cleared and new villages and towns established. Clearance farmers pushed steadily farther northeast in the 16th century. The population of the Christian…

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Adamczyk, Dariusz, “Eastern European economy”, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025158>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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