Monthly Archives: February 2016

Choosing and Servicing Your Horse – Heinrich Steiner’s Erziehunng Gebrauch aller dem Menschen gebreuchlichen Thier (Breeding and Use of all Livestock)

When trying to understand the everyday workings of people in the Early Modern Period, one must widen the focus of sources one was initially going to work with. I at some point during my studies of the Early Modern German newspaper became interested in the breeding of livestock as I found a few news items on how exceptionally well horses bred in Augsburg were. The search for contemporary sources made me stumble over a work by the Augsburg publisher Heinrich Steiner and I soon found myself reading the entire source instead of just trying to extract that one detail I was interested in. And it turned out to be a fantastic find.

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