Why you would take this class if you are interested in economics and political science
We explore the late 15th and 16th centuries, during which period the Duchy of Saxony was split into the Albertine and Ernestine components. The time is one of great upheaval, which includes Luther’s reformation, and the great forward pulses in science and art associated with Renaissance-Humanism.
free people, as opposed to farmers and peasants. As a consequence, new orders
and property forms developed, including the first form of shareholding. The
silver and tin mines of the Erzgebirge brought great wealth to
View over Annaberg from the St Annen church tower; old shaft house in Schneeberg
of political interest may include the Annaberger Bergordnung (Annaberg Mountain
Law), which had become necessary in order to keep mines safe. It regulates
ownership, boundaries and succession of mines. Interestingly enough, it also
has provisions for the families of miners killed or injured in accidents. This
basic mountain law has established the basis for mining laws worldwide,
including most European countries and
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