IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 114: Elites and Nobility between Town and Countryside, I: The Nobility in the Urban Society of the Low Countries

Monday 9 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Burgundian Nobility, Noble Families, and Princely Politics, c. 1430-c. 1530', Universiteit Leiden / 'Town and Countryside: The Dynamic Symbiosis - The Northern Duchy of Brabant', Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam & University of Antwerp
Organiser:Mario Damen, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Department of Sociology, Universiteit van Tilburg
Paper 114-aBrussels and the Nobility of Brabant in the First Half of the 16th Century
(Language: English)
Mario Damen, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Heraldry, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 114-bCommercial Elites and the Nobility in the County of Flanders, 1350-1565
(Language: English)
Frederik Buylaert, Vakgroep Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Administration, Demography, Economics - Urban, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 114-cFamily Relationships and Sectional Interests among Nobles, Urban Elites, and State Officials
(Language: English)
Arie van Steensel, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Genealogy and Prosopography, Mentalities

This session explores the strategies the late-medieval nobility used to enhance their position within the towns of the Low Countries and what changes took place with regard to the position of the nobility – high, average, and low – in the Burgundian-Habsburg Netherlands, in the process of state formation.