Wage Labor and Guilds in Medieval Europe

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UNC Press Books, 1991 - History - 307 pages
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Epstein takes a fresh look at the organization of labor in medieval towns and emphasizes the predominance of a wage system within them. He offers illuminating comment on a wide range of subjects--on guilds and guild organization, on women and Jews in the
 

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Contents

Roman and Early Medieval Guilds
10
Early Craft and Professional Guilds
50
Internal Organization of Guilds and the Labor Market
102
Guilds and Labor in the Wider World
155
Labor and Guilds in CrisisThe Fourteenth Century
207
Conclusion
257
Notes
263
Bibliography
289
Index
301
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About the author (1991)

Steven A. Epstein, professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is author of Wills and Wealth in Medieval Genoa, 1150-1250.

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