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Summary æ The European Guilds 107 A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic historyGuilds 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 guaranteed uality and skills But they also excluded competitors manipulated markets and blocked innovations Did the benefits of guilds outweigh their costs Analyzing thousands of guilds that dominated European economies from 1000 to 1880 The European Guilds uses vivid examples.characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Sheilagh Ogilvie
Summary æ The European Guilds 107 They regulated uality but prevented poor consumers from buying goods cheaply They fostered work skills but denied apprenticeships to outsiders They transmitted useful techniues but blocked innovations that posed a threat Guilds existed widely not because they corrected market failures or served the common good but because they benefited two powerful groups guild members and political elitesExploring guilds' inner workings across eight centuries The European Guilds shows how privileged institutions and exclusive networks shape the wider economy for good or i.
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Summary æ The European Guilds 107 And clear economic reasoning to answer that uestionSheilagh Ogilvie's book features the voices of honorable guild masters underpaid journeymen exploited apprentices shady officials and outraged customers and follows the stories of the vile encroachers women migrants Jews gypsies bastards and many others desperate to work but hunted down by the guilds as illicit competitors She investigates the benefits of guilds but also shines a light on their dark side Guilds sometimes provided important services but they also manipulated markets to profit their members.
- The European Guilds
- Sheilagh Ogilvie
- 05 February 2020