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1. Agriculture

Hunting for food and for combating predatory wild animals (with the exception of wolves) was mostly a thing of the past by the early modern period [5]; [7]. The forest was increasingly a bone of contention between noble appropriation and peasant use (see below, 2.). In the German lands of the Holy Roman Empire, the remains of a legitimately peasant hunting tradition clung on almost solely in southern Germany, as in the so-called freie Pürsch (“free stalk”) on the Rottenberg near Tübing…

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Selter, Bernward, Kohl, Gerald, Studberg, Joachim and Langenbruch, Anna, “Hunting”, 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 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021571>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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