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Published: 01 October 2018

320 Pages | 19

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474442381

Bookseller Code (06)

Building Early Modern Edinburgh

A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Aaron Allen

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Uses the concepts of 'family' and 'household' to explore the institution of the craft guild
  • Develops the concept of 'composite corporatism', where multiple crafts were included in one corporate body - an aspect of European corporatism often missing from the historiography
  • Utilises previously unused sources, including a group of over fifty charters and five sixteenth-century minute books, which were lost sometime after 1923 and only recently rediscovered through the Mary's Chapel Project
  • Deepens our understanding of an institution which helped build a UNESCO World Heritage Site