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Medieval Bruges, c. 850-1550

Andrew Brown (Editor), Jan Dumolyn (Editor)
Bruges was undoubtedly one of the most important cities in medieval Europe. Bringing together specialists from both archaeology and history, this 'total' history presents an integrated view of the city's history from its very beginnings, tracing its astonishing expansion through to its subsequent decline in the sixteenth century. The authors' analysis of its commercial growth, industrial production, socio-political changes, and cultural creativity is grounded in an understanding of the city's structure, its landscape and its built environment. More than just a biography of a city, this book places Bruges within a wider network of urban and rural development and its history in a comparative framework, thereby offering new insights into the nature of a metropolis
Print Book, English, 2018
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018
9781108419659, 1108419658
Origins and early history
The urban landscape I: c. 1100
c. 1275
Production, markets and socio-economic structures I: c. 1100
c. 1320
Social groups, political power and institutions, I: c. 1100
The urban landscape II: c. 1275
c. 1500
Production, markets and socio-economic structures II: c. 1320
c. 1500
Political power and social groups, c. 1300
c. 1500
Religious practices c.1200-1500
Texts, images and sounds in the urban environment, c. 1100
c. 1500
Bruges in the sixteenth century: a "return to normalcy"
Conclusion: Bruges within the medieval urban landscape