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The European Guilds (eBook)

An Economic Analysis

de Sheilagh Ogilvie 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Princeton University Press
Edição ou reimpressão: janeiro de 2019
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A comprehensive analysis of European craft guilds through eight centuries of economic history

Guilds 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 quality 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 and clear economic reasoning to answer that question.

Sheilagh Ogilvies book features the voices of honourable guild masters, underpaid journeymen, exploited apprentices, shady officials, and outraged customers, and follows the stories of the vile encroacherswomen, migrants, Jews, gypsies, bastards, and many othersdesperate 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. They regulated quality but prevented poor consumers from buying goods cheaply. They fostered work skills but denied apprenticeships to outsiders. They transmitted useful techniques 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 groupsguild members and political elites.

Exploring guilds inner workings across eight centuries,The European Guilds shows how privileged institutions and exclusive networks shape the wider economyfor good or ill.

The European Guilds
An Economic Analysis
de Sheilagh Ogilvie 
ISBN: 9780691185101 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: Princeton University Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: PDF i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Economia, Finanças e Contabilidade  >  Economia

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