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Industrial region
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1. Definition and origins

“Industrial region” is a geographical term that describes an area where industrial operations occupy a relatively high percentage of space and there is also a generally high level of export of manufactured industrial trades and crafts. Historically, industrial regions were generally dominated by one industry, or a few related indust…

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Pfister, Ulrich, “Industrial region”, 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 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020203>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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