Medieval Towns

A Reader

Author: Maryanne Kowaleski

Publisher: Utp Higher Education

ISBN: 9781442600911

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 2586

"Medieval Towns will become a standard sourcebook." - Martha Howell, Miriam Champion Professor of History, Columbia University

Medieval Towns

The Archaeology of British Towns in Their European Setting

Author: John Schofield,A. G. Vince

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826460028

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 5520

"Though the book is primarily about medieval towns in Britain, many parallels are drawn with contemporary towns and cities all over Europe, from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy. It is written in the belief that medieval urban archaeology should be a Europe-wide study, as are the fields of architecture and urban history."--BOOK JACKET.

Medieval Towns, Trade, and Travel

Author: Lynne Elliott

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778713500

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3261

Describes town life in medieval times and many aspects of the life of medieval traders, who traveled long distances to bring trade items to the towns.

At Europe's Borders

Medieval Towns in the Romanian Principalities

Author: Laurențiu Rădvan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004180109

Category: History

Page: 613

View: 6683

A painstaking look into everything that has to do with medieval towns in the lesser-known Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. A new and fascinating perspective on the history of the urban world in Central and South-Eastern Europe.

Lords and Towns in Medieval Europe

The European Historic Towns Atlas Project

Author: Howard B. Clarke,Anngret Simms

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351921282

Category: History

Page: 574

View: 2684

This volume is based on possibly the biggest single Europe-wide project in urban history. In 1955 the International Commission for the History of Towns established the European historic towns atlas project in accordance with a common scheme in order to encourage comparative urban studies. Although advances in urban archaeology since the 1960s have highlighted the problematic relationship between the oldest extant town plan and the actual origins of a town, the large-scale cadastral maps as they have been made available by the European historic towns atlas project are still necessary if we want to understand the evolution of the physical form of our towns. By 2014 the project consisted of over 500 individual publications from over 18 different countries across Europe. Each atlas comprises at least a core-map at the scale of 1:2500, analytical maps and an explanatory text. The time has come to use this enormous database that has been compiled over the last 40 years. This volume, itself based on a conference related to this topic that was held in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin in 2006, takes up this challenge. The focus of the volume is on the question of how seigneurial power influenced the creation of towns in medieval Europe and of how this process in turn influenced urban form. Part I of the volume addresses two major issues: the history of the use of town plans in urban research and the methodological challenges of comparative urban history. Parts II and III constitute the core of the book focusing on the dynamic relationship between lordship and town planning in the core area of medieval Europe and on the periphery. In Part IV the symbolic meaning of town plans for medieval people is discussed. Part V consists of critical contributions by an archaeologist, an art historian and an historical geographer. By presenting case studies by leading researchers from different European countries, this volume combines findings that were hitherto not available in English. A comparison of the English and German bibliographies, attached to this volume, reveals some interesting insights as to how the focus of research shifted over time. The book also shows how work on urban topography integrates the approaches of the historian, archaeologist and historical geographer. The narrative of medieval urbanization becomes enriched and the volume is a genuine contribution to European studies.

The Church in the Medieval Town

Author: T.R. Slater,Gervase Rosser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351892754

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 1691

This volume of essays explores the interaction of Church and town in the medieval period in England. Two major themes structure the book. In the first part the authors explore the social and economic dimensions of the interaction; in the second part the emphasis moves to the spaces and built forms of towns and their church buildings. The primary emphasis of the essays is upon the urban activities of the medieval Church as a set of institutions: parish, diocese, monastery, cathedral. In these various institutional roles the Church did much to shape both the origin and the development of the medieval town. In exploring themes of topography, marketing and law the authors show that the relationship of Church and town could be both mutually beneficial and a source of conflict.

Medieval towns

a case study of Amroha and Jalali

Author: S. M. Azizuddin Husain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788186536018

Category: Amroha (India)

Page: 76

View: 6946

Brief historical account of two towns in India.

The Medieval Town

Author: Fritz Rörig

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520015791

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 208

View: 9481


Medieval Town Walls

An Archaeology and Social History of Urban Defence

Author: Oliver Hamilton Creighton,Robert Higham

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752414454

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 724

The study of urban town walls has, for too long, been in the shadow of more glamorous and photogenic architectural monuments such as castles, cathedrals and palaces. This book seeks to redress this by bringing town walls to the forefront of discussion. In looking at town walls in England and Wales from the Norman Conquest to the English Civil Wars, the authors explore the development of town walls, their function, social value and significance. Exploiting a wide range of sources, including archaeology, topography, cartography, documentary and pictorial evidence, the book discusses and describes the walls of both large and small towns, including those where much and little is preserved above ground: Canterbury, Chester, Southampton, York, Norwich, Brecon, Coventry, Ludlow and Nottingham. The book includes a gazetteer of survivng remains and lots of references to further reading for those wanting to do more detailed research.

The Story of Paris (Medieval Towns Series)

Author: Thomas Okey

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147336289X

Category: Travel

Page: 581

View: 4892

This book is a comprehensive treatise on Parisian history from Graeco-Roman Paris to modernity. A fascinating and insightful volume, “The Story of Paris” will appeal to those with an interest in French history, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Gallo-Roman Paris”, “The Barbarian Invasions—St. Genevieve—The Conversion of Clovis”, “The Merovingian Dynasty”, “The Carlovigians—The Great Siege of Paris by the Normans—The Germs of Feudalism”, “The Rise of the Capetian Kings and the Growth of Feudal Paris”, “Paris under Philip Augustus and St. Louis”, et cetera. Thomas Okey (1852–1935) was a master basket-weaver, translator, and writer. Other notable works by this author include: “Venice and its Story” (1904), “Paris and its Story” (1925), “The Story of Avignon” (1926). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Town

Author: Joann Jovinelly,Jason Netelkos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404207615

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8049

Includes instructions for making a lantern, bread, a miniature fortified gate and town house, and a hornbook from available materials.

The Story of Verona (Medieval Towns Series)

Author: Alethea Wiel

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473362733

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 6399

This volume presents a detailed account of the history of Verona, the northern Italian city. It explores of the city's architecture, people, traditions, notable events, etc., through its history, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in Verona or Italian history in general. Contents include: “Origin and Growth of the City—Verona under the Romans—Goths and Lombards in Verona—The Adige”, “The Arena”, “The Middle Ages.—Ezzelino da Romano”, “The Scaligers”, “From the Fall of the Scaligers to the Present Day”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. First published in 1902.

Symbolic Communication in Late Medieval Towns

Author: Jacoba van Leeuwen

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058675224

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 9747

Mediaevalia Lovaniensia 37In the context of late medieval state centralization, the political autonomy of the towns of the Low Countries, Northern France, and the Swiss confederation was threatened by central governments. Within this conflict both rulers and towns employed symbolic means of communication to legitimate their power. The authors of Symbolic Communication in Late Medieval Towns explore how new layers of meaning were attached to well-known traditions and how these new rituals were perceived. They study the public encounters between rulers and towns, as well as among various social groups within the towns.

The Medieval Town in England 1200-1540

Author: Richard Holt,Gervase Rosser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899814

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 2175

This book brings together twelve outstanding articles by eminent historians to throw light on the evolution of medieval towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The essays span the period from the dramatic urban expansion of the thirteenth century to the crises in the fifteenth century as a result of plague, population decline and changes in the economy. Throughout the breadth of current debates surrounding the history of urban society is fully explored.

The Use and Abuse of Sacred Places in Late Medieval Towns

Author: Paul Trio,Marjan de Smet

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058675194

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 5096

This book discusses how secular authorities made use of churches and monasteries in the Low Countries, the German regions and the British Isles during the late medieval period.

The Rise of Medieval Towns and States in East Central Europe

Early Medieval Centres As Social and Economic Systems

Author: Jiří Macháček

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418208X

Category: History

Page: 562

View: 4651

This book is a contribution to the understanding the transformations that took place across Europe during the second half of the first millennium. The goal is to draw conclusions on the basis of the archaeological evidence from important centres.