Project

The Struggle for Urban Space in the Later Medieval City. The Case of Bruges (c. 1300 - c. 1580)

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
Keywords
medieval history social geography urban history
 
Project description

Depending on socio-economic, political and symbolic interests of various actors, groups and institutions medieval urban space was appropriated, controlled, fragmented, recomposed, reorganized, reinvented and put to other usages. This project, which focuses in a comparative perspective on late medieval Bruges, considers power and conflict as central to the formation of medieval urban landscapes.