Cities and Solidarities

Cities and Solidarities : Urban Communities in Pre-Modern Europe

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Cities and Solidarities charts the ways in which the study of individuals and places can revitalise our understanding of urban communities as dynamic interconnections of solidarities in medieval and early modern Europe. This volume sheds new light on the socio-economic conditions, the formal and informal institutions, and the strategies of individual town dwellers that explain the similarities and differences in the organisation and functioning of urban communities in pre-modern Europe. It considers how communities within cities and towns are constructed and reconstructed, how interactions amongst members of differing groups created social and economic institutions, and how urban communities reflected a sense of social cohesion. In answering these questions, the contributions combine theoretical frameworks with new digital methodologies in order to provoke further discussion into the fundamental nature of urban society in this key period of change. The essays in this collection demonstrate the complexities of urban societies in pre-modern Europe, and will make fascinating reading for students and scholars of medieval and early modern urban more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 22 black & white tables, 23 black & white halftones, 5 black & white line drawings
  • 1138943614
  • 9781138943612

About Justin Colson

Justin Colson is Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Essex. Arie van Steensel is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of more

Table of contents

Contents List of figures and tables Preface List of contributors * Cities and Solidarities. Urban Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe Justin Colson and Arie van Steensel * Making the citizen, building the citizenry. Family and citizenship in fifteenth-century Barcelona Carolina Obradors-Suazo * Gladman's procession and communal identity in Norwich, 1425-1452 Derek M. Crosby * Mapping urban communities. A comparative topography of neighbourhoods in Bologna and Strasbourg in the late Middle Ages Colin Arnaud * Conflict, community, and the law. Guarantors and social networks in dispute resolution in early modern Saxony John Jordan * The poor of medieval Zagreb between solidarity, marginalisation and integration Suzana Miljan and Bruno Skreblin * Poor boxes, guild ethic and urban community building in Brabant, c. 1250-1600 Hadewijch Masure * Who's who in late medieval Brussels? Bram Vannieuwenhuyze * A cursus for craftsmen? Career-cycles of the Worsted Weavers of late-medieval Norwich Dana Durkee * Wage labour, wealth, and the power of a database. Unlocking communities of work outside urban guilds in Newcastle upon Tyne Andy Burn * Urban communities and their burghers in the Kingdom of Hungary (1750-1850). The possibilities databases offer for historical analysis Arpad Toth, Gabor Czoch and Istvan Nemeth * Speech and sociability. The regulation of language in the livery companies of early modern London Jennifer Bishop * The physician's marzipan. Communities at their intersections in Basel around 1600 Sarah-Maria Schober *'Scientific' instruments and networks of craft and commerce in early modern London Alexi Baker Indexshow more