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1. Forms and motives

In modern-period European societies, the keeping and breeding of birds served a variety of purposes: as poultry for slaughter with a high nutritional value, not only in rural society but to a limited extent also in towns (where there were constraints on account of urban sanitation), they belon…

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Jaeger, Friedrich, “Aviculture”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029814>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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