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Industrial trades and crafts
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1. Definition

The terms industry, trades, and crafts have different connotations in scholarly and in everyday language.

Most European languages other than German maintain a narrower distinction between crafts and trades and other professional activities. This can especially be seen in Romance languages (Ital. artigianato and mestiere, French métier). The English terms trade…

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Reininghaus, Wilfried, “Industrial trades and crafts”, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020184>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124



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