Research data on leasehold rent, market society, and agricultural development. Five noble estates between the Rhine and Weser Rivers, 16th to 19th centuries.

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Pfister, Ulrich (Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Bracht, Johannes (Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung - Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Abt. Digitale Geschichte und IT)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    The Data has been collected in the framework of the DFG-Project "Reale Bodenrenten in Westfalen, 16. bis frühes 20. Jahrhundert" (real land pensions in Westfalia, 16th to the early century) under the leadership of Prof. Ulrich Pfister, University of Muenster. Johannes Bracht and Ulrich Pfister analyzed in their Study (2019) the Development of real land pensions in Westfalia under the conditions of agricultural modernization, market integration, and population development. Decisive for the final selection of the five estates was the quality and quantity of available sources. Additionally, the selection reflects partly the differences of the Westfalian cultural landscape. The period under investigation is from 1558 to 1918. The research data contain: a) a database of the row data on pension collection, b) the calculations of the researchers, and c) the documentation of the research data, which shows the interrelation between the single files. the calculated time series are offered under DOI: 10.4232/1.13132.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1558 / 1918
    16th - 19th Century
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • 5 westphalian estates
  • The estates Anholt, Nordkirchen, Assen, Wewer, and Benkhausen, listet from west to east of the region
Sampled Universe
Sources: Annual accounts of the pensions of the respective agricultural estates. The choice of possessions was made according to the quality and quantity of available sources.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8704 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Johannes Bracht und Ulrich Pfister: Landpacht, Marktgesellschaft und agrarische Entwicklung. Fünf Adelsgüter zwischen Rhein und Weser, 16. bis 19. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Steiner-Verlag, voraussichtlich 2019

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 19 | Registration Date: 2018-09-03