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From periphery to centre and back again : elite transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th centuries)

(2020) URBAN HISTORY. 47(4). p.610-631
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This article explores the social history of the political elites of Mechelen, a town that evolved from a seigneurial enclave within the duchy of Brabant to the de facto capital of the Burgundian-Habsburg Low Countries between the 1470s and 1530. Proceeding from a quantitative analysis of lists of aldermen, fiscal registers and epitaphs, the article argues that the short-lived functioning of Mechelen as a capital city had great impact on its ruling classes. Mechelen was traditionally ruled by a coalition of craft guilds and prominent citizens, but the latter reoriented their social networks to the court elite, as the latter's presence supercharged pre-existing trends towards ennoblement among the urban elite.
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Buylaert, Frederik. “From Periphery to Centre and Back Again : Elite Transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th Centuries).” URBAN HISTORY, vol. 47, no. 4, 2020, pp. 610–31, doi:10.1017/S0963926819000646.
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Buylaert, F. (2020). From periphery to centre and back again : elite transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th centuries). URBAN HISTORY, 47(4), 610–631. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000646
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Buylaert, Frederik. 2020. “From Periphery to Centre and Back Again : Elite Transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th Centuries).” URBAN HISTORY 47 (4): 610–31. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000646.
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Buylaert, Frederik. 2020. “From Periphery to Centre and Back Again : Elite Transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th Centuries).” URBAN HISTORY 47 (4): 610–631. doi:10.1017/S0963926819000646.
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Buylaert F. From periphery to centre and back again : elite transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th centuries). URBAN HISTORY. 2020;47(4):610–31.
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F. Buylaert, “From periphery to centre and back again : elite transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th centuries),” URBAN HISTORY, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 610–631, 2020.
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  title        = {{From periphery to centre and back again : elite transformations in Mechelen (14th-16th centuries)}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963926819000646}},
  volume       = {{47}},
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