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Inland navigation
(2,260 words)

1. General

Until the introduction of the first railways, inland navigation and seafaring (Deep sea navigation) were the only modes of transport that could transport large quantities of goods over moderate and long distances (Traffic and transport). In antiquity and the Middle Ages, inland navigation had to rely exclusively on the use of natural bodies of water, but beginning in t…

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Heidbrink, Ingo, “Inland navigation”, 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 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017668>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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