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Mining region
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1. Terminology and scholarship

At the beginning of the early modern period, an area used for the mining business was designated by the holder (Herr) of mineral rights (Mineral rights, state appropriation of) as a Bergamt (“mining office”) or Berggericht (“mining court”) with the addition of the appropriate toponym. The terminology departed from this legally defined appellation only occasionally: beginning in the last third of the 16th century, the term Revier (“distr…

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Westermann, Angelika, “Mining region”, 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 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024256>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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