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Artisans in Europe, 1300–1914

Artisans in Europe, 1300–1914

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521429344

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  • 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.

    • A comprehensive introduction to the history of work
    • Offers an innovative perspective rooted in artisan culture
    • Part of the successful New Approaches series
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    "provides excellent overview of the latest historiography...The range is admirable...Farr tells this story in beautifully crafted thematic chapters...Use this book. Your students will love it." Labor History Dec 2001

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    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521429344
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    James R. Farr, Purdue University, Indiana

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