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A commissioner is someone who issues a verbal or written assignment or contract for the delivery of material or intellectual property or the performance of services. In the fields of art, literature, and music, the relationships between commissioners and contractors in the early modern period were exceedingly diverse, and can only to a limited extent be compared with the conditions prevalent in general commerce. Developme…

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Leinweber, Luise, Tschopp, Silvia Serena and Lütteken, Laurenz, “Commissioner”, 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 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017201>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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