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1. Bridge between nature and society

Besides institutions of political and economic control, social and cultural anthropologists speak of ecotypes in the sense of  “system(s) of energy transfers from the environment to man” as major forces driving the development of rural society. The term ecotype originated in biology [14] and was later applied to human populations; it denotes a dual adaptation: of society (Society [community]) to the natural environment – for example by choos…

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Langthaler, Ernst, “Ecotype”, 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 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024991>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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