Apprenticeship in Early Modern Europe

Apprenticeship in Early Modern Europe
Edited by  Maarten Prak y Patrick Wallis

This is the first comparative and comprehensive account of occupational training before the Industrial Revolution. Apprenticeship was a critical part of human capital formation, and, because of this, it has a central role to play in understanding economic growth in the past. At the same time, it was a key stage in the lives of many people, whose access to skills and experience of learning were shaped by the guilds that trained them. The local and national studies contained in this volume bring together the latest research into how skills training worked across Europe in an era before the emergence of national school systems. These essays, written to a common agenda and drawing on major new datasets, systematically outline the features of what amounted to a European-wide system of skills education, and provide essential insights into a key institution of economic and social history.

Table of contents

Introduction: apprenticeship in early modern Europe Maarten Prak and Patrick Wallis; 1. The economics of apprenticeship Joel Mokyr;
2. Apprenticeship in early modern Madrid Victoria Lopez Barahona and Jose Nieto Sanchez;
3. A large ‘umbrella’: patterns of apprenticeship in eighteenth-century Turin Beatrice Zucca Micheletto;
4. Apprenticeship in early modern Venice Anna Bellavitis, Riccardo Cella and Giovanni Colavizza;
5. Actors and practices of German apprenticeship, fifteenth-nineteenth centuries Georg Stoeger and Reinhold Reith;
6. Rural artisans’ apprenticeship practices in early modern Finland (1700-1850) Merja Uotila;
7. Apprenticeships with and without guilds: the Northern Netherlands Ruben Schalk;
8. Apprenticeship in the Southern Netherlands, c.1400-c.1800 Bert De Munck, Raoul De Kerf and Annelies De Bie;
9. Apprenticeship in England Patrick Wallis;
10. Surviving the end of the guilds: apprenticeship in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France Clare Crowston and Claire Lemercier;
Conclusion: European apprenticeship Maarten Prak and Patrick Wallis.

About Maarten Prak

Maarten Prak is Professor of Social and Economic History at Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands. His wide collection of writings includes Citizens without Nations: Urban Citizenship in Europe and the World, c.1000-1789 (Cambridge, 2018). Patrick Wallis is Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His many publications include Medicine and the Market in England and Its Colonies, c. 1450-c. 1850 (2007), co-edited with Mark S. R. Jenner, and he currently edits the Economic History Review.

Formato Hardback | 334 páginas, 158 x 235 x 21mm | 660g
Fecha de publicación 07 Nov 2019
Nota de ilustración Worked examples or Exercises.
ISBN10 110849692X     ISBN13 9781108496926

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