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Resources, use of
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1. Definition

The term resource can stand for all production factors, but modern resource economics defines (natural) resources as materials provided by the environment. The technology of the 18th century called these resources materia technologica. These were the materials taken from the three kingdoms of nature or produced by primary production (agriculture, forestry, hunting, fisheries, mining) t…

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Reith, Reinhold, “Resources, use of”, 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 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026650>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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