Urban Life in the Middle Ages
By (author) Keith D. Lilley
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Urban Life in the Middle Ages by Keith D. Lilley
Book DescriptionWhat was life like in towns and cities in medieval Europe? How did people live, and why was it that some towns grew into major urban centres while others did not? After the year 1000, all across Europe urban life prospered as it had never done before. New towns emerged, and established towns and cities grew larger and became more powerful and dominant. During the later Middle Ages these towns and cities were the focus of religious, political, commercial and social activity; the places where power, profit, piety and people all came together. Urban life was indeed the making of medieval Europe. Drawing upon original research, as well as the work of medieval historians, urban archaeologists and historical geographers, Keith Lilley explores the close relationship that existed between the life of towns in the Middle Ages and the life within towns. Taking a fresh and challenging approach, this richly-illustrated book will be invaluable to anyone interested in medieval Europe. It focuses on important themes, including lordship, property, and townscape, and explores the processes which not only shaped the towns and cities of medieval Europe, but also the people who lived in them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333712498
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith D. Lilley
Mapping Medieval Geographies, Paperback (August 2016)
This book explores how geographical ideas, traditions and knowledge were shaped, circulated and received in Europe during the Middle Ages.
City and Cosmos, Hardback (July 2009)
An exploration of what 'the city' represented in the medieval imagination. Drawing upon original accounts, illustrations and maps from across medieval Europe, and on science, religion, art, literature, drama and architecture of the Latin West, it offers an interpretation of how medieval Christians saw their urban worlds.
Urban Life in the Middle Ages, Hardback (November 2001)» View all books by Keith D. Lilley
In medieval Europe, how did people live, and why did some towns grow into major urban centres while others did not? Drawing on original research, as well as the work of medieval historians, urban archaeologists and historical geographers, this book addresses these difficult questions.
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Author Biography - Keith D. Lilley
KEITH D. LILLEY is currently lecturer in human geography at Queen's University, Belfast. Previously he held a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Royal Holloway (University of London). His work focuses on the built form of medieval towns and cities, particularly their planning and design.
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