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Rise and Decline of an Iberian Bourgeoisie : Manresa in the Later Middle Ages, 1250-1500 (Hardcover)

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"The Rise and Decline of an Iberian Bourgeoisie is one of the first long-term studies in English of an Iberian town during the late medieval crisis. Focusing on the Catalonian city of Manresa, Jeff Fynn-Paul expertly integrates Iberian historiography with European narratives to place the city's social, political and economic development within the broader context of late medieval urban decline. Drawing from extensive archival research, including legal and administrative records, royal letters, and a cadastral survey of more than 640 households entitled the 1408 Liber Manifesti, the author surveys the economic strategies of both elites and non-elites to a level previously unknown for any medieval town outside of Tuscany and Ghent. In a major contribution to the series, The Rise and Decline of an Iberian Bourgeoisie reveals how a combination of the Black Death, royal policy, and a new public debt system challenged, and finally undermined urban resilience in Catalonia"--
Number of Pages: 347.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / General, Europe / Spain + Portugal
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought. Fourth Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Jeff Fynn-paul
Language: English
Street Date: November 12, 2015
TCIN: 50275165
UPC: 9781107091948
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1900

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