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Cooper
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Because of its great importance for the conservation and transport of goods that were liquid, perishable, or in need of protection from the elements [9], cooperage was one of the busier industrial trades and crafts, especially in trading towns, brewing towns, and ports, as well as in wine-growing regions. In 1506, for example, Hamburg restricted the number of master coopers to 120 [6]; in 1572 56 coopers lived in Trier [2]. The terms for the occupation differed regionally; in addition the variety of different needs led to further specialization. Besides the coopers (German Bö…

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Holbach, Rudolf, “Cooper”, 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 15 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017744>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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