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Markgenossenschaft
(935 words)

1. Definition and origin

In the western half of Germany, eastern France, large parts of Austria and Switzerland, and northeastern Netherlands, Marken (“marks”) were a widespread form of common land [6]. The compound noun Markgenossenschaft  (“mark cooperative association”), by contrast, was an organizational concept of the 19th-century German Historical School; its purpose was to interpret the specific forms of common use of agricultural and silvicultural resour…

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Brakensiek, Stefan, “Markgenossenschaft”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023709>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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