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Holland's Rulers: The Urban Oligarchies

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In Flanders and Brabant, guilds had a share in urban government. Holland's cities were ruled by self‐perpetuating town councils. Whether brought to power by Orange, or merely adapting to new ... More


A Winding Road to the Stake

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The road from suspicion to execution was neither short nor straight. A woman could be suspected for years without ever being accused, and once accused, she might not be convicted. This chapter traces ... More


Village Markets and Informal Marketing

Tom Scott

in Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine 1450-1600

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206446
eISBN:
9780191677120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206446.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Both the spread of handicrafts and of salt-chests to the countryside testify to the growing commercialization of the Upper Rhine economy in the later Middle Ages. Nowhere was this transformation more ... More


‘One cannot … hope to obtain the slightest certainty from him’: the first child-witch in Rothenburg, 1587

Alison Rowlands

in Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719052590
eISBN:
9781781700167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052590.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the first Rothenburg case involving a self-confessed child-witch from 1587 and explains why the councilors found such cases hard to deal with and what precedents this case set ... More


Changing Rural Settlements in the Early Middle Ages in Central and Northern Italy: Towards the Centralization of Rural Property

Marco Valenti

in Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777601
eISBN:
9780191823152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777601.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Archaeological sites of this period reveal the continued existence of a very ruralized society. The countryside, subject to a significant strengthening of economic control, was the primary source of ... More


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