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The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities: Italy and the Southern Low Countries, 1370-1440

Patrick Lantschner

Abstract

This book traces the logic of urban political conflict in late medieval Europe’s most heavily urbanized regions: Italy and the Southern Low Countries. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries are often associated with the increasing consolidation of states, but at the same time they also saw high levels of political conflict and revolt in cities that themselves were a lasting heritage of this period. In often radically different ways, conflict constituted a crucial part of political life in the six cities studied for this book: Bologna, Florence, and Verona, as well as Liège, Lille, and Tournai. ... More

Keywords: Italy, Low Countries, France, late Middle Ages, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Liège, Tournai, Lille, city, conflict, revolt, state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198734635
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734635.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Lantschner, author
Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford