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Mining ordinance
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The Central European Bergordnung (mining ordinance) represented a special case of early modern police (political order) for the regulation of legal matters in mining, in particular in districts with iron, precious metal and salt mines, and so formed part of mining law. Precursors can be traced back as far as the Trent mining law of 1185. After an older, privilege-based phase, there are hundreds of examples of mining ordinances from the 15th to the 18th century; the 19th century brought the transition to mining laws of greater scope in …

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Marquardt, Bernd, “Mining ordinance”, 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 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017492>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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