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From the 18th century on, repair is mentioned in encyclopedias as an everyday phenomenon. Various synonyms of the verb include mendrenovatecleanreworkremakerenewrestoremaintain, and patch. In the early 20th century, the economist Karl Bücher cited the importance of the repair business and “reworking old objects” in his study of the professions in the city of Frankfurt am Main even in the Middle Ages [3. 18]. In the years that followed, however, economic and social his…

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Reith, Reinhold and Stöger, Georg, “Repair”, 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 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026599>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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