The Rise of the Middle Class. Guilds, town, and city life. What is a guild?. Guilds were societies or associations formed during the Middle Ages (500–1500) in Europe by people in the same line of work. Guilds limited membership to prevent competition.
Guilds, town, and city life
Guild Halls represented the power and wealth of guilds. Members met in guildhalls for grand feasts and other celebrations and festivals, and they would hold parades in honor of the guild's patron saint. Guild Halls had court rooms where members could settle disputes.
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