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

Paperback | March 18, 2014

byTom Scott

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No detailed comparison of the city-state in medieval Europe has been undertaken over the last century. Research has concentrated on the role of city-states and their republican polities as harbingers of the modern state, or else on their artistic and cultural achievements, above all in Italy.Much less attention has been devoted to the cities' territorial expansion: why, how, and with what consequences cities in the urban belt, stretching from central and northern Italy over the Alps to Switzerland, Germany, and the Low Countries, succeeded (or failed) in constructing sovereign polities,with or without dependent territories.Tom Scott goes beyond the customary focus on the leading Italian city-states to include, for the first time, detailed coverage of the Swiss city-states and the imperial cities of Germany. He criticizes current typologies of the city-state in Europe advanced by political and social scientists tosuggest that the city-state was not a spent force in early modern Europe, but rather survived by transformation and adaption. He puts forward instead a typology which embraces both time and space by arguing for a regional framework for analysis which does not treat city-states in isolation, butwithin a wider geopolitical setting.

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No detailed comparison of the city-state in medieval Europe has been undertaken over the last century. Research has concentrated on the role of city-states and their republican polities as harbingers of the modern state, or else on their artistic and cultural achievements, above all in Italy.Much less attention has been devoted to the ...

Before joining the Institute of Reformation Studies in St Andrews in 2004, Tom Scott was based in the School of History at the University of Liverpool. Before that he was a research fellow at Clare College, Cambridge. He has worked on town-country relations and regional identities in late medieval and early modern Germany, bringing hi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pagesPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199675392

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Europe in AD 10002. The Rise of the Communes, 1000-11503. Cities and their Adversaries, 1150-13004. City-States at the Crossroads, 1300-1450: The South5. City-States at the Crossroads, 1300-1450: The North6. Survival and Transformation, 1450-1600ConclusionBibliographyIndex

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"This welcome addition to the literature is massively documented, well written, and can be used by both scholars and non-specialists." --David Nicholas, American Historical Review 24/10/13