Freiburg and the Breisgau: Town-Country Relations in the Age of Reformation and Peasants' War

Freiburg and the Breisgau: Town-Country Relations in the Age of Reformation and Peasants' War

by Tom Scott, Scott

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Overview

This regional study examines the declining fortunes of Freiburg, a craft town on the Upper Rhine, and its relations with the surrounding Breisgau village communities. Here, Scott uses historical and economic geography to examine the town and surrounding villages as a totality rather than as isolated independent communities, focusing on the troubled period from 1450 to 1530 when the territorial expansion of Freiburg threatened the surrounding Breisgau villages and pitted burgher against peasant in a struggle for economic and political survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198219965
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/26/1987
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesx
List of Mapsxi
Abbreviationsxii
Note on Proper Namesxiii
IntroductionI
Part 1The Territorial Town In The Later Middle Ages
I.Freiburg and its Relations with the Breisgau15
II.The Anatomy of a Craft Town47
Part 2Crisis And Change
III.Conflict between Freiburg and the Breisgau77
IV.The Decline and Recovery of Freiburg's Economy114
V.Conclusion155
Part 3The Age Of Peasant Revolt
VI.The Bundschuh Uprisings165
VII.Freiburg and the Peasants' War190
Conclusion229
Bibliography236
Index257

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