Artisans in Europe, 1300 1914

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Juli 2003



This book is an introduction to the history of work in general and of artisans in particular in Europe from 1300 to 1914. It focuses on many aspects of artisan culture, including economic and guild life, and discusses social, rebellious, ceremonial and leisure experience as well. Women, masters, journeymen, apprentices, and non-guild workers all receive substantial treatment, and the text is illuminated with fascinating illustrations.


Introduction; 1. The meaning of work; 2. The craft economy; 3. The artisanal workplace; 4. Authority and resistance: artisans in the polity; 5. Authority and resistance: masters and journeymen; 6. Communities; 7. Ceremonies, festivals, taverns, and games; 8. Epilogue: artisans in the era of industrial capitalism.


'This welcome, impressive and authoritative textbook looks at urban artisans in part of Europe ... it is a comprehensive and wide-ranging study drawing on very wide reading of secondary literature ...' The English Historical Review '... an excellent survey of the existing literature ... to tell the story of west European artisans over several centuries in a compelling, gripping style is a tremendous achievement. this book should be compulsory reading for all students of the labour or social history of early modern Europe.' Saothar '... an effective summa of the history of work in Europe between the late middle ages and the age of industrialisation, and provides a detailed picture of the various professional categories which are portrayed with their social attitudes and conventions too ...'. The Journal of European Economic History
EAN: 9780521418881
ISBN: 0521418887
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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