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Explain the Following: in the Seventeenth Century Merchants from Towns in Europe Began Employing Peasants and Artisans Within the Villages. - Social Science

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Explain the following:
In the seventeenth century merchants from towns in Europe began employing peasants and artisans within the villages.

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In the seventeenth century, merchants from towns in Europe began employing peasants and artisans within the villages because production in urban areas could not be increased due to the presence of powerful trade guilds. These maintained control over production, regulated prices and competition, and restricted the entry of new people in the trade. Monopolisation was also a common tactic. In the countryside, there were no such rules, and impoverished peasants welcomed these merchants.

Concept: Age of Industrialization - Life of Workers
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NCERT Social Science - History India and the Contemporary World 2 Class 10 CBSE
Chapter 4 The Age of Industrialisation
Q 1.2 | Page 102
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