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Mining literature
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1. Before industrialization

Along with military technology and artistic craftwork (primarily sacral; cf. Crafts), mining was among the sectors of technology and production that produced specialist literature at an early date. Albertus Magnus made a beginning  in 1250 with his De mineralibus (“On Minerals”); he emphasized that he had access to almost no classical texts on the subject (in fact most are known only by title). Medieval lapidaries (books abou…

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Bartels, Christoph, “Mining literature”, 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 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024252>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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