Project

Medieval urban toponymy in the duchy of Brabant, a mirror of urban development?

Duration
01 October 2008 → 01 October 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Linguistics
    • Study of regions
Keywords
urban history town development toponymy
 
Project description

This research focuses on medieval town development within the former duchty of Brabant. Surprisingly often, identical toponyms appeared in medieval towns. It is my ambition to explain this intriguing phenomenon and to gain new insight in medieval town development and the multiple uses of public space.