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Today Preiswerk is understood as a form of marketing in the early modern industrial trades and crafts, in which there was a direct connection between the producer and consumer in the form of an order or commission. The term Preiswerk was defined by the economist Karl Bücher in 1893 in his study of the rise of the national economy (developed from the earlier historical school of economics). He distinguished a sequence of three economic stages: (1) the stage of the closed household e…

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Reith, Reinhold, “Preiswerk”, 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 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025837>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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