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The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region

Tom Scott

Abstract

This book provides the first comprehensive study of city‐states in medieval Europe for more than a century. Rather than highlighting the political and cultural achievements of city‐states, above all those of central and northern Italy, it offers a detailed comparison of city‐states in an urban belt which spanned the Alps from Italy to Switzerland, Germany, and the Low Countries, focusing on their territorial expansion: Why, how, and with what consequences did cities as communal polities succeed (or fail) in their efforts to construct landed territories and so become sovereign states in their o ... More

Keywords: city‐states, territorial expansion, regional analysis, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Low Countries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274604.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Scott, author
Honorary Professor, School of History, University of St Andrews