VOICE, Nichola J.

PhD University of Otago 2014 Pages: 525

Turners' Guilds of Northern Italy : their role in enabling woodwind-instrument manufacture from 1680 to 1844

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Link to Thesis: http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5768

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The craft guild system from the Middle Ages to the mid-nineteenth century was responsible for the transmission of specialist knowledge, while simultaneously providing a mechanism for controlling various aspects of society: the economy, social security and welfare of its members. The primary aim of this thesis is to re-assess the function of craft guilds in Italy from 1680 to 1844, with specific reference to the woodwind instrument makers of Venice and Northern Italy, by way of challenging current conceptions of the function of musical-instrument guilds...

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