The transfer of knowledge within the craft industries and trade guilds
The question of trade guilds is undoubtedly relevant to the theme of the man–tool relationship. It is of great interest to find out how the trade guild institution has perpetuated its justified reputation for high-quality workmanship throughout the centuries, if only since the Middle Ages. It is obvious that the transfer of knowledge and expertise plays an essential role. Thus it is necessary to identify the characteristics of the training provided for the youngest members by the most senior craftsmen, and to examine how it functions. There is no difficulty in finding descriptions of the training process in the copious literature that is mainly composed of memoirs, recollections, and texts with ethical aims.
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