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The European Guilds

Sheilagh Ogilvie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691137544
eISBN:
9780691185101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137544.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Guilds ruled many crafts and trades from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, and have always attracted debate and controversy. They were sometimes viewed as efficient institutions that ... More


Journeymen-Printers, Heresy, and the Inquisition in Sixteenth-Century Spain

Clive Griffin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280735
eISBN:
9780191712920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280735.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Although the history of the book is a booming area of research, the journeymen who printed 16th-century books have remained shadowy figures because they were not thought to have left any significant ... More


Innovation

Sheilagh Ogilvie

in The European Guilds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691137544
eISBN:
9780691185101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137544.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter addresses how guilds dealt with technological innovation. Innovation is a final sphere in which market failures are widespread in premodern economies, as in modern ones. On the one hand, ... More


Family, Household and Obligation

Aaron Allen

in Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The second chapter looks beyond the free ‘master’ craftsmen of the ‘House’ to their wider households, looking to both craft families and their lodgers. The metaphor of ‘the House’ as a chosen ... More


Conclusion: The Decline of Corporatism and the Rise of the Unfree

Aaron Allen

in Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The conclusion explores the long context of decline and the abolition of corporate privileges. With the transition to more liberal ideas and economic thought, we see both continuity and change for ... More


Inside the Scotto Print Shop: The Manufacturing of a Music Book

Jane A. Bernstein

in Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102314
eISBN:
9780199853113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102314.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The cost of labor was considerable. The workers Scotto employed ranged from young apprentices and piece-work journeymen to pressmen, compositors, and proof correctors. Other members of the print shop ... More


Saint Franklin: Journeymen Printers and the Medium of Democratic Virtue

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

After his death in 1790, Benjamin Franklin was lavished with praise by many men and women, the most vocally ardent of whom were American journeymen printers. Two such printers were Adoniram Chandler, ... More


Johan Hjerpe and the artisan uprising in support of the king's war

in Back to Modern Reason: Johan Hjerpe and Other Petit Bourgeois in Stockholm in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235835
eISBN:
9781846312632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235835.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Johan Hjerpe was a witness to the uprising staged by artisan journeymen of Stockholm in the Old Town on April 27, 1789. The peasants, clergy, nobility, and the middle class assembled in different ... More


Workers in Printing and Bookbinding

Charles Benson

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the workers of the Irish printing and bookbinding industries in the nineteenth century. Their main concerns were the availability of work, the maintenance of wage levels, and ... More


Trust

Gervase Rosser

in The Art of Solidarity in the Middle Ages: Guilds in England 1250-1550

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198201571
eISBN:
9780191779022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201571.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the strategic use by late-medieval workers of different kinds of guild as means to negotiate their integration into variously advantageous social groups. It starts from the ... More


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