communal intervention in the education ‘market’ was
made by the small north-eastern town of Bassano.
Statuti del commune di Bassano
dell’anno 1259 e dell’anno 1295 , ed. G.
Fasoli (Venice, 1940), pp. 95–6.
Item, we establish and ordain that
no one should dare to hold schools in Bassano except the master who will