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Abraham a Sancta Clara, in his Etwas für Alle (1699; “Something for Everyone”), called ropemaking indispensable, citing its relevance to the household, agriculture, construction, warfare, goods transportation, shipping, mills, crafts and trades, hunting, fishing, and bird-catching. Certainly, high demand meant that ropemakers were not the poorest type of craftsman, and they were resident in many types of location, especially near the coasts, along watercourses, in mining centers, and in hemp-growing regions  like Baden. Even in 1804, rop…

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Holbach, Rudolf, “Ropemaker”, 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 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_027383>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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