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In the early modern period, there were so many different types of harbor, with the larger ones fulfilling such a wealth of diverse functions, that no scholarly presentation covers all relevant aspects (for an initial survey, see [13]). To date there has been no synoptic overview of the development of harbors in Europe and overseas, even rudimentarily. Numerous studies are limited to the development of individual h…

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Ellmers, Detlev, “Harbor”, 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 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020550>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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