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Mining administration
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With the growth of the mining business beginning in the 15th century (Mining boom), the challenges faced by mining officials increased; the pre-eminent goal was competent, prompt settlement of all business transactions. According to a 1536 statement of the Innsbruck chamber, mining administration served “primarily to maintain the mine at Schwaz, which must be the first priority of this land, after justitia.” Therefore mining administration was assigned a solid place in…

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Westermann, Angelika, “Mining administration”, 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 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024262>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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