Guilds, Innovation and the European Economy, 1400–1800

Book Name : Guilds, Innovation and the European Economy, 1400–1800

By by S. R. Epstein, Maarten Prak

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For a long time guilds have been condemned as a major obstacle to economic progress in the pre-industrial era. This re-examination of the role of guilds in the early modern European economy challenges that view by taking into account fresh research on innovation, technological change and entrepreneurship. Leading economic historians argue that industry before the Industrial Revolution was much more innovative than previous studies have allowed for and explore the different products and production techniques that were launched and developed in this period. Much of this innovation was fostered by the craft guilds that formed the backbone of industrial production before the rise of the steam engine. The book traces the manifold ways in which guilds in a variety of industries in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain helped to create an institutional environment conducive to technological and marketing innovations. Cambridge University Press; March 2008 ISBN 9780511380631 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Guilds, Innovation and the European Economy, 1400–1800 Author: S. R. Epstein (ed.); Maarten Prak (ed.) Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Academic Business > Economic History History > Europe History > Great Britain Business > Industries Business > Labor Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management Social Sciences Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Trade unions. Labor unions. ISBNs 0511380631 9780521887175 9780511380631 In The Press Review of the hardback: 'This is undoubtedly an important collection of essays that brings the vibrancy of the early modern industry to the fore.' The Historical Association

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Academic Business - Economic History History - Europe History - Great Britain Business - Industries Business - Labor Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management Social Sciences Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - Trade unions. Labor unions.

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0511380631 - 9780521887175 - 9780511380631

In The Press:

Review of the hardback: 'This is undoubtedly an important collection of essays that brings the vibrancy of the early modern industry to the fore.' The Historical Association

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Cambridge University Press