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Mining academies
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The mining academies founded from the second half of the 18th century onwards were technical schools for the scientific training of civil servants in the mining and smelting industries (Mining). The national mining administrations had hitherto recruited these from among experienced empirical practitioners. The progressive development in mining, however, increasingly required theoretically trained specialists. The main theme in the setting up of mining academies lay in the demand of the national authorities in each case to explo…

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Fessner, Michael, “Mining academies”, 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 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017477>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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