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Gutsherrschaft
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1. The term and its meaning

Alongside Grundherrschaft (“land ownership”; Manorialism), Gutsherrschaft (“estate ownership”) was the most important type of agricultural system (Agrarian constitution) in early modern Europe, especially in Eastern and Central Europe. Its interpretation by historians has vacillated between two extremes: one school views it simply as a further development or special form of Gr…

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Münch, Ernst, “Gutsherrschaft”, 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 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020519>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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