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In most 17th- and 18th century European armies, it was standard practice for companies, the smallest self-contained military units, to be administered by their proprietor and commander (captain, cavalry captain; Officer). This special kind of administration within military units is called Kompaniewirtschaft. Its emergence was closely associated with the development of standing armies in the 17th century, but drew in part on similar practices in the Landsknecht and mercenary armies of the two preceding centuries [1. 183–190]; [3. 3–65]. In the course of the army refor…

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Kroll, Stefan, “Kompaniewirtschaft”, 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 22 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_022470>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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