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Special storage rooms for grain have existed since prehistoric times [7]. Their distribution and size correspond to population growth and agglomeration. Basic requirements were protection from fire, damp, and vermin (rats, mice, birds). In the countryside, this was achieved by building granaries raised on pillars (German GetreidekastenHaferkasten, “grain/oat box”), located away from other buildings of the peasant economy. Towns and cities,…

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Göttmann, Frank, “Stockpiling”, 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 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029908>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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