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a group of species that exploits the same class of environmental resources in a similar way.
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He told me I was nominated for the Craft Guilds under the People's Choice category.
A closer look at the periphery of the faction of Willem Moreel demonstrates that its social capital crossed the boundaries of the nucleus, In 1477 political allies who initially were not linked to the social networks of the faction had entered into a political coalition with its nucleus out of political interests and ideological motives, most of them originating from the urban craft guilds. In a second phase these allies were connected with the core of the faction by social (and maybe economic) ties, forming the periphery of the faction.
Craft guilds in the early modern low countries; work, power and representation.
Technician societies flourished, so did craft guilds and bodies.
1450, (11) it can be determined that this senior fraternity was dominated by the ageing elite of the city, the alderman and more elderly ancients of at least the wealthiest craft guilds, such as the Draper, Dyers, and Mercers.
Fra Angelico had clear artistic opportunities in both the craft guilds of his town and the Dominican Order in which he was likely educated.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has brought the date of the Oscar ceremony forward from the end of March to February 29 because it was fed up with its members copying the results of the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the British Academy Awards, not to mention the various craft guilds and local critics' groups, all of whom have their own accolades.
The 20th Century saw a great wasting of rural talent that was lost to light and heavy engineering with its almost inevitable repetitive work but London, through its many craft guilds and the power of patronage, maintained its position as benefactor of the co-ordination of hand and eye.
A special feature of the Scottish scheme is the development of so-called "micro-businesses" such as small farms and craft guilds. Rural Development Commissioner Franz Fischler said the funds announced "would encourage new ideas and support the construction of a more sustainable society, economy and environment in the areas affected by LEADER+"...JJ:(DT)
Natacha Coquery discusses the hiring practices of artisans by aristocratic households in 18th-century Paris; Elizabeth Musgrave shows that the number of women in craft guilds grew in 18th-century Nantes, albeit in lower-status sectors such as textiles and food production; Josette Pontet argues that commercial expansion in late 18th-century Bordeaux was desirable to many artisans because the new industries often offered better working conditions, better wages, and more benefits.
Some writers thought women were excluded from the stage because all craft guilds were male fraternities, but in earlier years women were common in many guilds.