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Stone construction
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1. Beginnings

The most important building materials of the early modern period were wood, stone, and brick. In the first instance, the timber-frame method prevailed in the German lands (Fachwerk), in the countryside and in smaller and medium-sized towns. Shingle roofs combined with timber-framing and wattle infill dominated the appearance of larger suburbs and elsewhere. Enea Silvio Piccolomini (the future Pope Pius II) in 1455 still des…

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Reith, Reinhold, “Stone construction”, 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 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028241>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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