The Medieval City, 1st Edition

  • Norman Pounds
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  • ISBN-10: 031306119X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313061196
  • DDC: 307.76
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 233 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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An introduction to towns and cities in the medieval period. Examines urban planning; the urban way of life; the Church in the city; city government; urban crafts and trade; health, wealth, and welfare; and the city in history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Titles in the Series Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Advisory Board.
1: Origins.
2: The Urban Plan: Streets and Structures.
3: The Urban Way of Life.
4: The Church in the City.
5: City Government.
6: Urban Crafts and Trade.
7: Health, Wealth, and Welfare.
8: Conclusion: The City in History.
9: Biographies and Places.
10: Augsburg and the Fuggers.
11: The Cinque Ports.
12: The Fair Towns of Champagne.
13: The Hanseatic League.
14: The Laws of Breteuil.
15: Ludlow, England, and Kalisz, Poland: A Contrast.
16: The Most Highly Urbanized Region of Europe.
17: Penryn, Cornwall, a Bishop's Town.
18: Sir Richard "Dick" Whittington.
19: Primary Documents.
20: "The Ruin".
21: Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
22: Domesday Book.
23: Urban Charters.
24: Fairs and Markets.
25: Gilds and Gild Regulations.
26: Apprenticeship Contract.
27: Urban Conditions.
28: Sanitary Conditions.
29: Street Life.
30: Urban Finances.
31: Citizenship.
32: Urban Description and Illustration.
33: The Visual Arts.
34: Literary Descriptions.
35: FitzStephen's Description of London.
36: Two English Towns: Lincoln and Nottingham.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.