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Throughout history, watercourses, in the broadest sense, and rivers, in a narrower sense, have been a prerequisite for industrial trades and crafts and for traffic and transportation. Accordingly, their use has been subject to intensive legal regulation from the earliest of cultures, primarily expressed as the so-called Flussordnung.

The various uses of watercourses under consideration include the drainage and removal of water as well as its introduction; dammin…

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Dix, Andreas, “Flussordnung”, 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 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019298>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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