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Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities / edited by Karel Davids, Bert de Munck.

E-book E-book (2014.)
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 420 pages) : illustrations
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.

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  • ISBN: 9781472439895
  • ISBN: 1472439872
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  • ISBN: 1472439880
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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 1: Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities: an Introduction -- 2: The Cities of Glass: Privileges and Innovations in Early Modern Europe -- 3: Craft Guild Legislation and Woollen Production: the Florentine Arte della Lana -- 4: New Products and Technological Innovation in the Silk Industry of Vicenza -- 5: To Kill Two Birds with One Stone: Keeping Immigrants in by Granting Free Burghership in Early Modern Antwerp -- 6: The Secret Perfume: Technology and the Organization of Soap Production in Northern Italy -- 7: Textiles Manufacturing, Product Innovations and Transfers of Technology in Padua and Venice -- 8: The Spatial Side of Innovation: the Local Organization of Cultural Production in the Dutch Republic -- 9: Beyond Exclusivism: Entrance Fees for Guilds in the Early Modern Low Countries -- 10: The Coopers' Guilds in Holland, c. 1650-1720: a Market Logic? -- 11: The Early Modern Antwerp Coopers' Guild: from a Contract-enforcing Organization to an Empty Box? -- 12: The Paradox of the Antwerp Rose: Symbol of Decline or Token of Craftsmanship? -- 13: Harbouring Urban Creativity: the Antwerp Art Academy in the Tension -- 14: Innovation in the Capital City: Central Policies, Markets and Migrant Skills in Neapolitan Ceramic Manufacturing -- 15: Innovations, Growth and Mobility in the Secondary Sector of Trieste.
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Summary: Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in Renaissance Italy and in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century north-western Europe are the most obvious cases in point. But, how did this come about? Contributors to this volume set out to analyze whether, in what context and why regulation or deregulation influenced innovation and creativity in late medieval and early modern cities, and what the impact was of long-term changes in the political and economic sphere.
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Authors: Davids, C. A., 1952- (editor.). Munck, Bert De, 1967- (editor.).
Citation: Davids, C A. "Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities." Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
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