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Cities and their adversaries, 1150–1300

Tom Scott

in The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199274604
eISBN:
9780191738685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274604.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter examines central and northern Italian cities as peace‐keepers and power‐brokers in the political turmoil caused by the conflict between empire and papacy. It reassesses the role of the ... More


Free Air in the Hanse City

Kevin C. O'Connor

in The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747687
eISBN:
9781501747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747687.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter narrates Riga's history as a prosperous member of the Hanseatic League of northern trading cities. A distant outpost of the decentralized Holy Roman Empire, the “free city” of Riga ... More


East Is East: Heralding the Birth of Danish and Swedish

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter puts into the spotlight the historical moment when Danish and Swedish emerged from East Norse, and the background to that emergence, starting with the runes, also accounting briefly for ... More


‘The odious name of a monopolist’: From the Imperial Mandate of 1597 to the 1604 Free Trade Bill

Thomas Leng

in Fellowship and Freedom: The Merchant Adventurers and the Restructuring of English Commerce, 1582-1700

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198794479
eISBN:
9780191835995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794479.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History, European Early Modern History

This chapter addresses contests within the Company of Merchant Adventurers following its expulsion from the Holy Roman Empire, in 1598, as a result of a mandate issued by the emperor declaring the ... More


The failed reform of the eurozone

Frédéric Mérand

in The Political Commissioner: A European Ethnography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192893970
eISBN:
9780191915154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893970.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the story of a political failure. When Moscovici arrived in Brussels, he promised to reform eurozone governance, with a eurozone budget and a European finance minister. The ... More


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