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Following various regulations introduced in the Reichspolizeiordnungen of the 16th century (Police [political order]), the Reichshandwerksordnung (“Imperial Artisanal Crafts and Trades Ordinance”) of 1731 was the first piece of imperial legislation in the history of the Holy Roman Empire to be exclusively devoted to the regulation of the crafts and trades. Its key aims were to impose discipline and official control on the corporative world of the craftsmen as part of …

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Winzen, Kristina, “Reichshandwerksordnung”, 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 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026368>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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