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Project

Social inequality and mobility during the long sixteenth century: Bois-le-Duc and its "Meierij"

Historical interest in the dynamics of social inequalities has been strangely underdeveloped. Especially as to the late medieval and early modern Low Countries, surprisingly little is known on patterns of social and economic mobility on the household level within its numerous cities. Armed with a number of exceptional sources, this project hopes to further our understanding of the inequalities and mobilities of a typical ancien régime town, as well as their processes of (re)production. Intergenerational transfers of resources will occupy a key place in the analysis and theories brought into play.
Date:1 Oct 2008  →  30 Sep 2010
Keywords:16TH CENTURY, SOCIAL INEQUALITY
Disciplines:Economic history, Applied sociology, History