Florentine Crafts Subject to Tax
The crafts of Florence rapidly acquired legal status, and increased in number in the thirteenth century. Those which were expected to pay a tax at the beginning of the fourteenth century are given below. The list shows a wide variety of industries organized as crafts of greater or less importance.
Source: Doren A., Entwicklung und Organisation der Florentiner Zünfte im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert ( Leipzig, 1897). -- A.D. 1316.
These are the crafts which are compelled to pay the said tax, or which were ordered to pay it to the commune of Florence:
|1. Calimala.||21. Combmakers.|
|2. Arte della Lana.||22. Rough carpenters and manu|
|3. St. Mary's Gate (silk).||facturers of saddles for asses|
|4. Spicers.||and mules.|
|5. Physicians.||23. Manufacturers of pack-saddles.|
|6. Furriers.||24. Retail winemerchants, as tax, 2|
|7. Butchers.||denarii per pound received|
|8. Cobblers.||from the sale of wine.|
|9. Smiths.||25. Linen and yarn merchants.|
|10. Dealers in used and new locks.||26. Dealers in bedfeathers and|
|11. Stonemasons and woodcutters.||mattress makers.|
|12. Old clothes and linen dealers.||27. Oil, cheese, and grain mer|
|13. Armor smiths and sword||chants; chaff (?) and fodder|
|14. Tanners, wholesale and retail.||28. Helmetsmiths and brass|
|15. Bakers (for bakeovens).||workers.|
|16. Goldsmiths and flaskmakers.||29. Purse makers.|
|17. Innkeepers.||30. Chest and trunk makers.|
|18. Harness and beltmakers.||31. Coopers, barrel makers, coffin|
|19. Manufacturers of iron and||makers, kneading trough|
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Publication information: Book title: A Source Book for Medieval Economic History. Contributors: Roy C. Cave - Author, Herbert H. Coulson - Author. Publisher: Biblo and Tannen. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1965. Page number: 258.
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