- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (February 20, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807844985
- ISBN-13: 978-0807844984
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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Wage Labor and Guilds in Medieval Europe Paperback – February 20, 1995
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Interesting and comprehensive. . . . A major accomplishment.
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A thoughtful and wide-ranging contribution to the social and economic history of the High Medieval urban milieu.
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As a much-needed synthesis, Ýthe book¨ will serve students well.
A feast of themes in medieval social history.
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As a much-needed synthesis, [the book] will serve students well.
Interesting and comprehensive. . . . A major accomplishment.--Journal of Economic History
Epstein takes a fresh look at the organization of labor in medieval towns and emphasizes the predominance of a wage system within them. He offers illuminating comment on a wide range of subjects--on guilds and guild organization, on women and Jews in the work force, on the value given labor, and on the sources of disaffection. His book presents a feast of themes in medieval social history.--David Herlihy, Brown University
A thoughtful and wide-ranging contribution to the social and economic history of the High Medieval urban milieu.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Relying on a broad range of printed and secondary sources, Wage Labor and Guilds charts the history of guilds from their antecedents in the Roman Empire to their 'crisis' in the fourteenth century. . . . As a much-needed synthesis, [the book] will serve students well.--Speculum