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Cities in late medieval Europe: the promise and curse of modernity

Marc Boone UGent (2012) URBAN HISTORY. 39(2). p.329-349
abstract
This article examines how modern historiography has developed quite differentiated views on the way medieval cities have given expression to renewal and to creativity. 'National' traditions have played a highly influential role in modifying the general views articulated in the major syntheses produced by scholars such as Max Weber and Henri Pirenne at the beginning of the twentieth century. An almost jubilant way of looking at the city as the hotbed of modernity gave room, in the decades after the Great War, to pessimism and a negative view on urbanity, before a more nuanced and positive view has been re-established after World War II and in the course of recent paradigmatic changes.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
FIELD, HISTORICAL RESEARCH
journal title
URBAN HISTORY
Urban Hist.
volume
39
issue
2
pages
329 - 349
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000302173700007
ISSN
0963-9268
DOI
10.1017/S0963926812000089
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2094979
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2094979
date created
2012-04-26 13:14:38
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:44:51
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  abstract     = {This article examines how modern historiography has developed quite differentiated views on the way medieval cities have given expression to renewal and to creativity. 'National' traditions have played a highly influential role in modifying the general views articulated in the major syntheses produced by scholars such as Max Weber and Henri Pirenne at the beginning of the twentieth century. An almost jubilant way of looking at the city as the hotbed of modernity gave room, in the decades after the Great War, to pessimism and a negative view on urbanity, before a more nuanced and positive view has been re-established after World War II and in the course of recent paradigmatic changes.},
  author       = {Boone, Marc},
  issn         = {0963-9268},
  journal      = {URBAN HISTORY},
  keyword      = {FIELD,HISTORICAL RESEARCH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {329--349},
  title        = {Cities in late medieval Europe: the promise and curse of modernity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963926812000089},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Boone, Marc. 2012. “Cities in Late Medieval Europe: The Promise and Curse of Modernity.” Urban History 39 (2): 329–349.
APA
Boone, Marc. (2012). Cities in late medieval Europe: the promise and curse of modernity. URBAN HISTORY, 39(2), 329–349.
Vancouver
1.
Boone M. Cities in late medieval Europe: the promise and curse of modernity. URBAN HISTORY. 2012;39(2):329–49.
MLA
Boone, Marc. “Cities in Late Medieval Europe: The Promise and Curse of Modernity.” URBAN HISTORY 39.2 (2012): 329–349. Print.