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Imperial Cities and Money

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Market and monetary economy belong to the founding narratives of urban history, as does the increasing separation of the city economy from agrarian production conditions and from the power relations of the manorial system. This is particularly true for the history of Imperial Cities. The fifth volume in the series “Studien zur Reichsstadtgeschichte“ encompasses a breadth of topics, ranging from payment arrangements between lords and Imperial Cities, the royal and Imperial-City tax policy, mintage, monetary and credit transactions, the accounting system, to the foundation system for the destitute – documenting the wealth of Imperial Cities, but also deficit-ridden budgets. These subjects are situated in cities between Bern and Deventer, and between Mühlhausen in Thuringia and Mulhouse in Alsace Lorraine.

The volume will be published on 12 February 2018 by the Michael Imhof Verlag.

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Imperial Cities and Religious Conflict

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The contributions of the forth conference of the Working Group “History of the Free Imperial Cities” examine how religious dissonances in the Imperial Cities, with their particular constitutional status, lead to inner and internal and external conflicts. A chronological approach underlines that the epochal event of the Reformation was neither the first nor the last religious movement, which intensified fractures within the city, leading to crises and new political and social orders. Hence, the Reformation has to be viewed within a long tradition of performative statements of dissatisfaction, sacred self-empowerment od oppositional groups and hegemonial conter-concepts of religious plurality… Contents and Preface

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Interactions between Emperor, Realm and Imperial Cities

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Documenting its third academic conference, the “Mühlhäuser Arbeitskreis für Reichsstadtgeschichte” presents a collection of essays dedicated to various occasions and forms of interaction between the institutions of the Realm and the Free Imperial Cities. The various roles of the Imperial Cities become apparent as they acted in their respective local context and at the same time in different arenas of the Realm. On the one hand, Imperial Cities strived to expand their agency vis-à-vis their patron, on the other hand they depended on Emperor and Realm as warrantors of their privileges. Thus, the Imperial Cities present themselves as mirrors for the multifarious faces of the Realm and its the overlaying spaces and orders… Contents and Preface

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Imperial Insignia – Representations and Symbols of the Empire in Imperial Cities

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Until the present day there exist various symbols and representations of the Empire in the public spaces of former Imperial Cities, lending  a specific iconographic profile to these cities. The wide spectrum of architectural, material and pictorial and traditions is the topic of the Working Group’s second conference. Using examples from Augsburg, Dortmund, Frankfurt a. M., Hagenau/Haguenau, Hamburg, Mühlhausen/Thür., Nuremberg, Reutlingen, Speyer, Stans, Wetzlar and other cities we will discuss symbols of the Empire from a variety of perspectives, such their origins, changing functions, loss of significance and destruction… Contents and Preface

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Tempi passati – Commemoration of Imperial Cities

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The Research Working Group “History of the Free Imperial Cities” proudly presents “Tempi passati – Commemoration of Imperial Cities,” documenting its first academic conference. The volume explores conditions, functions and effects of the remembrance of Imperial Cities in past times. It contains case studies on Bad Wimpfen, Dortmund, Eger/Cheb, Frankfurt a. M., Hamburg, Lübeck, Mühlhausen/Thür., Nordhausen, Ulm und Wetzlar, Speyer and Worms on the left banks of the Rhine, as well as former Imperial Cities in present-day Switzerland …  Contents and Preface

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