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It is not easy to distinguish the farmhouse from other types of house or structure, since the social and economic data that would make it possible to provide a normative definition of a farm compound and hence of a farmhouse varied greatly socially, chronologically, and regionally. In Central Europe, at least, a farmhouse in the narrower sense is understood to be the dwelling of a farmer largely working independently or of him and his family together with dependent workers, but in a broader sen…

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Bedal, Konrad, “Farmhouse”, 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 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017369>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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