Artisans in Europe 1300-1914 (New Approaches to European History, 19)
James Richard Farr, James R. FarrISBN: 052142934X; 9780521429344;
This book is an introduction to the history of work in general and of artisans in particular in Europe from 1300 to 1914. It focuses on many aspects of artisan culture, including economic and guild life, and discusses social, rebellious, ceremonial and leisure experience as well. Women, masters, journeymen, apprentices, and non-guild workers all receive substantial treatment, and the text is illuminated with fascinating illustrations.