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"Les femmes dans les métiers d’art des Pays-Bas bourguignons au xve siècle"

Abstract : Recent studies have shown that women took an active part in economic activity throughout the Middle Ages. Art historians have ignored, however, the role they played in the artistic production of the time even though the study of an artist's or a milieu's production clearly shows, thanks to the sources and works involved, that they were present at every stage of the process. This article highlight their activities in artistic trades through an analysis of the Saint-Luc guild rules from fourteen cities of Northern France, Flanders, Hainaut and Brabant and the registers of the book trade guild of Bruges. Women appear as ‘maîtresses’, persons having passed a master's degree in this craft, and were not restricted to jobs devoted to their sex. As a result, they ran workshops, either with their husbands or on their own (single or widowed), and occasionally trained young boys and girls in the trade. They were also the first victims of economic crises.
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Marc Gil. "Les femmes dans les métiers d’art des Pays-Bas bourguignons au xve siècle". Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire, Belin, 2011, pp.231 - 254. ⟨10.4000/clio.10349⟩. ⟨hal-01610366⟩



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