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Hufe (hide)
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The Hufe that existed in feudal conditions in the early Middle Ages, like the landowner himself [2], represents an important link between medieval and early modern agricultural conditions. Originally, the term primarily referred to standard rural operations with the five components of house, farm, garden, and shares in pasture and common land. Later, during the high Middle Ages at the latest, the term also came to be used as a measurement of area, which – with extensive regional differences – was applied not just to farm operations or acrea…

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Münch, Ernst, “Hufe (hide)”, 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_021116>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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