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The European guilds : an economic analysis, Sheilagh Ogilvie

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The European guilds : an economic analysis
Title
The European guilds
Title remainder
an economic analysis
Statement of responsibility
Sheilagh Ogilvie
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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. 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 groups--guild members and political elites."--Jacket
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RIU
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Ogilvie, Sheilagh C
Dewey number
338.6/32094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3495
LC item number
.O35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Princeton economic history of the Western world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guilds
  • Europe
  • Merchants
  • Commerce
  • Guilds
  • Merchants
  • Europe
Label
The European guilds : an economic analysis, Sheilagh Ogilvie
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-635) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Debate about Guilds -- Guilds and Governments -- Entry Barriers -- Market Manipulation -- Guilds and Women -- Quality Regulation -- Human Capital Investment -- Innovation -- Guilds and Growth -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 645 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691137544
Lccn
2018949304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • on1088728293
  • (OCoLC)1088728293
Label
The European guilds : an economic analysis, Sheilagh Ogilvie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 587-635) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Debate about Guilds -- Guilds and Governments -- Entry Barriers -- Market Manipulation -- Guilds and Women -- Quality Regulation -- Human Capital Investment -- Innovation -- Guilds and Growth -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 645 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691137544
Lccn
2018949304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • on1088728293
  • (OCoLC)1088728293

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