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1. Problems of terminology and methodology

In everyday usage today, the word territory is understood to mean the geographical domain of an autonomous state or body politic. As late as the 18th century, however, the term was broader and included associated concepts such as region, tract of land, or ground. But it also already referre…

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Stauber, Reinhard, “Territory”, 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 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028765>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20220831

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