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1. Oil plants and types

In southern Europe, the long-lived olive tree (Olea europea), much prized by Jews and Arabs and mentioned in both the Bible and the Quran, was the main supplier of lipids for a wide range of uses [7. 8–14]. Brindisi and Bari were already important trading centers for olive oil from the 13th century [9. 184–193]. Trading networks developed in the 15th and 16th centuries in Spain and France, hand in hand with the emergence of regional centers of production. From the 17th…

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Sanz Lafuente, Gloria, “Oil”, 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 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025000>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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