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Silk and Skill

  • Anna Bellavitis
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Abstract

In the manufacture of silk, women played a very important role throughout Europe, in the Middle Ages and in the early modern period. The chapter examines the organisation of silk manufacture in different European cities, focusing on some specific cases, and on the evolution of the place of women in the silk weavers guilds. A special attention is paid to illegal activities, such as the theft of silk thread.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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