Artisans in Europe, 1300-1914by James R. Farr, James R. Farr
Pub. Date: 07/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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.
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