Agricultural sciences
(2,528 words)

1. Introduction

Premodern writings on agriculture generally provided a mixture of ancient sources (Antiquity, reception of; see below 2.), which were highly esteemed, and real-life experience (see below 5.), sometimes of the authors themselves, often…

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Brakensiek, Stefan, “Agricultural sciences”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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