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Proceedings of the British Academy

Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe

The Social and Political Order of Peripheral Urban Communities from the Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries

Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe

Proceedings of the British Academy

Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe

The Social and Political Order of Peripheral Urban Communities from the Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries

Proceedings of the British Academy: Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe

 

Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe offers comparative research on the emergence and development of medieval chartered towns within northern European territories subjected to conquest and colonisation, namely Ireland, Wales, Prussia, and Livonia.


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Beschrijving Proceedings of the British Academy: Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe

In the later Middle Ages a European 'core' of culturally and administratively sophisticated societies with rapidly growing populations, on an axis from England to Italy, colonised the European 'periphery'. In northern Europe this periphery included Wales and Ireland, as colonised by the English, and Prussia and Livonia, as colonised (mainly) by Germanic and Nordic peoples. A key tool of colonisation was the chartered town, giving citizens distinguishing legal
privileges and a degree of self-regulation. Towns on the Edge in Medieval Europe contends that while the chartered town, as a legal and social-political concept, was transferred to peripheral areas by colonisers, its implementation and adaptation in peripheral areas resulted in unique societies, not simply
the replication of core urban forms and communities. In so doing, it compares the development of social and political institutions in the chartered towns of medieval Ireland, Wales, Prussia, and Livonia. Research themes include community formation, normalisation/social disciplining, and peace making/keeping.


ISBN
9780197267301
Pagina's
282
Verschenen
Serie
Proceedings of the British Academy
NUR
684
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

Middeleeuwen (500-1500)