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A brickmaker (French briquetier, German Ziegler) was a maker of roof tiles and fired bricks. Production of these goods developed particularly in areas where suitable natural stone was not readily available (Flanders, eastern England, northern Germany, Netherlands; see also Building materials). Brickmakers are attested in northern Italian cities from the 11th century. From the 13th, they were organizing themselves in corporations with masons (Building trade), or forming …

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Reith, Reinhold, “Brickmaker”, 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 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030772>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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