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Pastoral economy
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In the early modern period throughout Europe, pastures both large and small dominated “shepherded” (pastoral) landscapes (i.e. areas used by grazing animals); their appearance was influenced both regionally and locally by a variety of natural, economic, legal, social, and cultural circumstances. An extensive pastoral economy existed in pure form only in areas that were…

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Schöller, Rainer G., “Pastoral economy”, 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 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030155>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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