Apprenticeship
(2,440 words)

1. Introduction; development

From the late Middle Ages, apprenticeship functioned as the first stage of professional training in trade and in crafts and trades, as well as providing a transitional period away from the family between the worlds of youth and adulthood. In craft professions, apprenticeship consisted mostly of a formal process of training. Although the training of a merchant also took place away from the…

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Reith, Reinhold and Stöger, Georg, “Apprenticeship”, 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 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023287>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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