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Guilds & Occupations

Not limited to subsistence farming, artisans and craftsmen were free to pursue new trades and technologies.

Plague Doctors of the Renaissance star
During outbreaks of the black plague, city officials throughout Europe were forced to hire what are known as "plague doctors" to assist in the treatment of plague sufferers.

Renaissance Banking star
In addition to giving a rise in the arts and sciences, the Renaissance is responsible for giving rise to the banking system.

Renaissance Occupations - Governmental & Military star
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various governmental and military occupations are given and defined.

Renaissance Occupations - Health and Healing star
During the Renaissance there were people who either made their living treating the ills and complaints of their neighbors, or supplemented their income with a little healing on the side. This article describes the activities of a few of them.

Renaissance Occupations - Merchants star
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various merchant occupations are given and defined.

Renaissance Occupations - Skilled Craftsmen star
During the Medieval and Renaissance Periods there were many skilled craftsmen that not only provided vital items of daily life but made a living at their craft. In this article I will look at a few of the more common skilled crafts.

Short History of the Apothecary star
When you go to a pharmacy, did you ever wonder about where they got their start? The shops actually got their start in the Renaissance, although the practive goes back much furthur.

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