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Nigra crux mala crux: a comparative perspective on urban conflict in Gdansk in 1411 and 1416
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
2014 (English)In: Urban History, ISSN 0963-9268, E-ISSN 1469-8706, Vol. 41, no 4, 565-581 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Between 1411 and 1416, Gdansk was the scene for a complex conflict between town population, council and landlord, eventually resulting in violent riots. The peculiar character of these riots becomes apparent when the Gdansk chronicles are compared to the historical accounts from other, better-known conflicts, particularly sources depicting the Lubeck Knochenhauer rebellion, the Hamburg brewer's rebellion of 1481 and the 1449-53 Gentse opstand. A key difference is the extent to which chroniclers understood and portrayed the ritualized action that occurred in the urban uprisings. Comparing the contemporary chronicles of the Gdansk events with the town's urban historiography 100 years later also shows that this early conflict with the landlord later played a significant role in urban self-definition.

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2014. Vol. 41, no 4, 565-581 p.
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History and Archaeology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113236DOI: 10.1017/S0963926813001004ISI: 000346846200001OAI: diva2:791376


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