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Forestry academy
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As was usual in early modern crafts and trades generally, aspiring hunters (Hunting) and foresters or forestry officials were trained for their profession in an exclusively practical apprenticeship based on by imitation (Professional training). Not until the last third of the 18th century do we find the beginnings of training based on scientific methods that included theoretical elements (silviculture, forest protection, forest management, use of seeds and planting methods, selection of native species, afforestation, surv…

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Bruning, Jens, “Forestry academy”, 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_019329>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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