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[Athena] Parution: Guilds, innovation and the European Econ

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  • From: Liliane Pérez <liliane.perez AT>
  • To: "ATHENA" <athena AT>, "'THEUT'" <theuth AT>
  • Subject: [Athena] Parution: Guilds, innovation and the European Econ
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:29:50 +0200

Guilds, Innovation and the European Economy, 1400–1800

Edited by S. R. Epstein, London School of Economics and Political Science, and M. Prak, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Cambridge University Press, 2008



Introduction: guilds, innovation, and the European economy, 1400–1800 S. R. Epstein and Maarten Prak; 1. Craft guilds, the theory of the firm, and early modern proto-industry Ulrich Pfister; 2. Craft guilds, apprenticeship and technological change in preindustrial Europe S. R. Epstein; 3. Subcontracting in guild-based export trades, thirteenth-eighteenth centuries Catharina Lis and Hugo Soly; 4. The circulation of skilled labour in late medieval and early modern Central Europe Reinhold Reith; 5. Painters, guilds and the art market during the Dutch Golden Age Maarten Prak; 6. Craft guilds and technological change: the engine loom in the European silk ribbon industry in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Ulrich Pfister; 7. Guilds, technology and economic change in early modern Venice Francesca Trivellato; 8. Inventing in a world of guilds: silk fabrics in eighteenth-century Lyon Liliane Perez; 9. ‘Not to hurt of trade’: guilds and innovation in horology and precision instrument-making Anthony Turner; 10. Reaching beyond the city wall: London guilds and national regulation, 1500-1700 Ian Anders Gadd and Patrick Wallis; 11. Guilds in decline? London livery companies and the rise of a liberal economy, 1600–1800 Michael Berlin.


S. R. Epstein, Maarten Prak, Ulrich Pfister, Catharina Lis, Hugo Soly, Reinhold Reith, Francesca Trivellato, Liliane Perez, Anthony Turner, Ian Anders Gadd, Patrick Wallis, Michael Berlin




  • [Athena] Parution: Guilds, innovation and the European Econ, Liliane Pérez, 07/02/2008

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