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The key elements of the baking trade were already in place by the 15th century: the occupational and social corporations, the form of business and organization of work, access to and qualification for the trade, production techniques, and official quality control [5]. Some of these structures spread to smaller communities and villages on the model of the larger towns, through official policey orders, and via itinerant traders (…

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Göttmann, Frank, “Baker”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy. Consulted online on 17 February 2018 <>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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