Professional vocabulary

This section includes a Thesaurus of terms concerning the professional activity and its social recognition. In some cases there are terms of certain ambivalence, so that it is convenient to explain and translate properly its significance to our contemporary language. The background of this professional and corporative language is to be found in the artists’ signatures, the work contracts, the wills, the economic transactions, the professional agreements or in the chronicles. However, some terms derived from current literature are also included to help understanding the complexity of the artist activity and the medieval production.