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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 (Tramping, journeymen). The crucial…

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Göttmann, Frank, “Baker”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017273>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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