Drapery Production in the Late
Medieval Low Countries
Markets & Strategies for Survival
Edited by Marc Boone & Walter Prevenier
The studies published in this volume point to several significant characteristics of the late medieval textile industry which have heretofore remained unacknowledged or unexplored. The importance of markets, especially internal markets in the Netherlands itself; the ingenuity contemporaries showed in judging and adapting toe market conditions; the flexibility of the division of labor, the vitality or craft culture, and the mobility of labor relations themselves; the willingness of entrepreneurs and artisans alike to exploit a wide range of raw materials.
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