The key elements of the baking trade were already in place by the 15th century: the occupational and social corporations, the form of business and organization of work, access to and qualification for the trade, production techniques, and official quality control . Some of these structures spread to smaller communities and villages on the model of the larger towns, through official policey orders, and via itinerant traders (…
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Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Executive editor of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy.
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