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1. Agricultural system

The central characteristics of an early moden farm are its limited size, an organization of labor that depended largely on family members, its place in estatist society, and its lifetime, which often extended for generations.

In the early modern period, a farm was closely tied to the estate of the farmer (Estates of the realm) and his relationship to the landowner (Manorialism) and the village community. In estatist society (Estates, society of), a sub-farm (Cottager) with no com…

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Fertig, Georg, “Farm”, 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 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021036>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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