Publication
Title
One counter and your own account: redefining illicit labour in early modern Antwerp
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Abstract
This article examines the problem of illicit labour from the perspective of transformations in the (local) distribution channels. Rather than large masters circumventing the guilds rules regarding labour market entry or large merchants shifting from a Kauf to a Verlag system, early modern manufacturing guilds in Antwerp confronted mercers and wholesalers who entered into production without being masters. In response, the guilds extended their rules, so that their regulations actually matured in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Rather than (labour market) deregulation and proto-industrialization, the issue was the disappearance of the straightforward link between production and retailing, tied together by mastership.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Urban history. - Cambridge, 1992, currens
Publication
Cambridge : 2010
ISSN
0963-9268 [print]
1469-8706 [online]
Volume/pages
37:1(2010), p. 26-44
ISI
000277445000002
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 19.04.2010
Last edited 09.07.2017
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