By W. Prevenier (auth.), B. H. Slicher van Bath (eds.)
The editors of the 7th quantity of Acta Historiae Neerlandicae have an analogous traces as these followed for its predecessor. stories have back been chosen which throw gentle at the background of the Low international locations, the alternative back being directed to matters more likely to be of curiosity to international students missing wisdom of the Dutch language. as a result articles relatively basic in scope were selected: reports of neighborhood curiosity or interested by concerns of aspect haven't been incorporated. during this quantity a large variety of subject matters is taken care of. integrated are experiences within the fiscal and social historical past of the later center a while, and on topics within the fields of the 16th and early half the eighteenth centuries. There are articles at the 19th century Dutch statesman Thorbecke (1972 was once the anniversary of his death). And there also are contributions at the native land of Erasmus and on Dutch reactions to the ebook of Darwin's Origins of Species. additionally integrated are surveys of modern ancient courses within the Netherlands and of these from Belgian historians that seemed in Dutch. a gaggle of English historians, operating lower than the tips of Professor Swart, of college collage, London, has surveyed the previous, this text being edited by way of Mrs Alice Carter of the London university of Economics. the duty of the past due Professor Dhondt, of the college of Ghent, in reference to the survey of the Belgian contributions written in Dutch has been taken over by way of W.
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He Hague, 1956) 285-322 and idem, Laonarbeid, 96-99. 29 R. VAN UYTVEN spite of the price increases in the first half of the sixteenth-century the cost of mastership in this period seems to have risen slightly or not at all, whereas on the other hand the central government took measures against excessive corporatism not only in Ghent but in Bruges and Antwerp as well. The exclusiveness of the guilds began however to reappear about 1560. Charles V's measures against abuses in the guilds was not in fact new.
F. Braudel remarks that 'au voisinage de 50 p. 100, meme de 40 p. 7 In 1514, 52 per cent of the population in Holland lived in the towns, in Brabant in the fifteenth century, about 35 per cent and even in Hainaut in the sixteenth century, at least 29 per cent. In Flanders, jUdging from the fragmentary information available for 1469, the proportion was certainly higher than in Brabant. It must not be forgotten, moreover, that in Flanders, Brabant and Hainaut a good proportion of the rural population was employed in the textile industry (linnen, cloth or carpets) while in Holland and Zeeland innumerable villages had lost their agrarian character in favour of the fishing and shipping industries.
Thanks to the fall in population they could obtain a wage increase which again narrowed the gap between master craftsmen and their helpers. Wage adaptation in the sixteenth-century did not only differ according to the type of work involved, but almost as much according to place, when this was not already too affected by the favourable influence of Antwerp's expansion (Table IV). The Netherlands were not, as Pirenne tried to maintain, only the suburbs of Antwerp. When the extent of the price increases is realised, the loss in buying power of nominal wages becomes obvious.