From the late Middle Ages, apprenticeship functioned as the first stage of professional training in trade and in crafts and trades, as well as providing a transitional period away from the family between the worlds of youth and adulthood. In craft professions, apprenticeship consisted mostly of a formal process of training. Although the training of a merchant also took place away from the…
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Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy.
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