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Europe’s early modern economy

By |2018-04-08T11:14:16+00:00August 4th, 2017|Economy, Modern Europe|

Members of the painters' guild in Haarlem (1670s) In the Renaissance, as cities grew all over Europe and more people began to buy things in stores instead of making them at home, many cities and towns developed a system of guilds that controlled who could make things and how. In France and England and Switzerland, this guild system began [...]