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Craft guilds under pressure: Inclusive and exclusive strategies of shoemakers, meat cutters, brewers, cloth finishers and merchants in 16th century Antwerp, Mechelen and Leuven

 

Start project

2006-10-01

End Project

2011-10-01

Main topic

Guilds of shoemakers, meat cutters, brewers, cloth finishers and merchants in 16th century Antwerp, Mechelen and Leuven

Description

This Phd-reserach forms a part of the research on ‘civil society’ and the ‘urban corporate centerfield’. From the view of craft guilds, as being corporative organizations of professions, this research focuses on how those associations could maintain a certain stability within the city while Antwerp dwellers came severely under pressure during the tempestuous and ‘Long 16th Century’, compared to the political, economic, social and cultural strategies of craft guilds in other Brabantine cities like Mechelen and Leuven.

Activities

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Participants

  • University of Antwerp: Ellen Burm, Prof. Dr. Bert De Munck

  • Urban History Centre (Centrum voor Stadsgeschiedenis), Antwerp

Funding body

Phd Fellowship from Scientific Research Network of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

Co-ordinator

Prof. Dr. Bert De Munck

Contact details

Ellen Burm

Rodestraat 14 – R.A. 11 (Annex)

2000 Antwerpen

ellen.burm@ua.ac.be

+32 (0)3 265 40 67

 

Prof. dr. Bert De Munck

Grote Kauwenberg 18 – S.D. 325

2000 Antwerpen

bert.demunck@ua.ac.be

+32 (0)3 265 42 68

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