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Plantation (population)
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1. Definition

Plantation or “peopling” (from French peuplement, “settlement”) – also called Impopulation in the Habsburg Monarchy – denotes the phenomenon of population increase in general, but it is used primarily with respect to specific theories and measures of the population policy of certain early modern states. Plantation – one of the most important leitmotifs in discussions of mercantilism and cameralism – stood at the beginning of a systematic governmental economic policy and…

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Asche, Matthias, “Plantation (population)”, 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 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025454>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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