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Book: Medieval Towns

Chapter: Crafts and industries

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24828


This chapter examines one of the most characteristic features of medieval towns -- their range of crafts and industries. Topics include:

- raw materials

- fuel

- manufacturing processes

- workshops and industrial areas

- the organization of urban industries

- technologies and styles of manufacture

- archaeological and documentary evidence

Chapter Contributors

  • John Schofield ( - book-auth-43) 'Museum of London (retired)'
  • Alan Vince † ( - book-auth-157)