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The term infrastructure is a modern coinage [7. 370]. Borrowed from military usage, in the 1960s it also became established in economic contexts; it denotes the necessary organizational foundation needed for a country’s economy. In today’s usage, infrastructure includes facilities for transportation and supply, communication links, and in a broader sense social and cultural institutions. P…

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Beyrer, Klaus and Weigl, Andreas, “Infrastructure”, 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 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021395>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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