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Industrialization
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1.1. Industry

In contrast to the service sector (banking, trade, insurance) and the primary sector (agriculture, mining), the industrial or secondary sector produces commercial goods. In contrast to the crafts and trades, industry is cha…

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Pfister, Ulrich, “Industrialization”, 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 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021354>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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