Book Series Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800), vol. 52

City and State in the Medieval Low Countries

Collected studies by Marc Boone

Marc Boone (auth)
Jan Dumolyn, Anne-Laure Van Bruaene (eds)

  • Pages: 264 p.
  • Size:178 x 254 mm
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58123-1
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The oeuvre of Marc Boone (Ghent, 1955) has become standard reading for specialists of medieval European towns and cities, as well as for those interested in the history of state building - most notably that of the Burgundian polity. Honoring Ghent University’s venerable tradition of medieval studies begun by Henri Pirenne and building upon the work of his Doktorvater Walter Prevenier, Marc Boone also investigated taxation and the history of government spending, popular protest, and the persecution of “deviant” sexuality. Over the course of his rich career, he served as president of the European Association of Urban History and as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Ghent University. For more than twenty years, he taught the introductory course on historical criticism to every first-year student of the faculty, and thus had a major impact on the pensée critique of generations of young minds. Upon the occasion of his retirement in 2021, his former students have compiled this collection of some of his best historical essays, half of which have been translated from French and Dutch into English.



Marc Boone, Man and Historian

Bibliography of Marc Boone (1977-2021)

List of Coinages and Abbreviations

Finance and Fiscality

Triumphant Private Initiative versus Hesitant Government Action?
On Indirect Tax Farming in Late-Medieval Cities

Gifts and Bribes, Aspects of Urban Sociability in the Late Middle Ages
The Case of Ghent during the Burgundian Period

Fiscal and Financial strategies of the Urban Elites and the Nascent Burgundian State in the Ancient County of Flanders(from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries)

In Defence of a Medieval Banker
Tommaso Portinari and the Burgundian State

Modernity, Space, and Conflict

Rulers, Patricians and Burghers
The Great and the Little Traditions of Urban Revolt in the Low Countries (co-authored with Maarten Prak)

Destroying and Reconstructing the City
The Inculcation and Arrogation of Princely Power in the Burgundian-Habsburg Netherlands (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries)

Cities in Late Medieval Europe
The Promise and Curse of Modernity

Urban Space and Political Conflict in Late Medieval Flanders

Private Life and Sexuality

The Discreet Charms of the Bourgeoisie in Ghent around the Mid-Fifteenth Century
Simon Borluut’s Financial Account Book (1450-63)

State Power and Illicit Sexuality
The Persecution of Sodomy in Late Medieval Bruges

Tabula Gratulatoria