Craft Guilds in the Early Modern Low Countries: Work, Power, by Catharina Lis,Hugo Soly,Maarten Prak

By Catharina Lis,Hugo Soly,Maarten Prak

within the part millennium in their life, guilds within the Low nations performed a hugely major position in shaping the societies of which they have been a component. One key element that has been pointed out in fresh historic study to provide an explanation for the survival of the guilds for this sort of very long time is the guilds' persevered adaptability to altering conditions. this concept of flexibleness is the purpose of departure for the essays during this quantity, which sheds new mild at the company method and identifies its numerous good points and local variances. The participants discover the interrelations among monetary enterprises and political strength in overdue medieval and early glossy cities, and deal with problems with gender, faith and social welfare within the context of the guilds. This cohesive and focussed quantity will supply a stimulus for renewed curiosity and extra learn during this region. it's going to attract students and scholars with an curiosity in early sleek monetary, social and cultural background particularly, yet may also be important to these getting to know into political, spiritual and gender history.

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