To shape stones exactly, masons used numerous templates for piers, columns, vaults, doorways, and windows.39 Masons were paid wages. ... that labor, including manual labor and skilled craftwork, gained more status in the medieval centuries than in the ancient world. ... but they also offered peer companionship and support for members, including funeral expenses for indigent members and supportanbsp;...
|Title||:||Technology and society in the medieval centuries|
|Author||:||Pamela O. Long|
|Publisher||:||Amer Historical Assn - 2003|