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Power, Profit and Urban Land

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ISBN13: 9781859283417
ISBN: 1859283411
Published: November 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Land was a crucial resource in pre-industrial Europe. This volume contains studies into the patterns and significance of urban landownership from early medieval town origins to the 19th century. Experts address issues such as town origins; land rent; legal aspects of landownership; the development of an urban land market; economic, social, political and cultural functions of urban land within the wider patterns of landownership; private, public and corporate landownership; the role of the sovereign and the state, and the motives and mentalities of the landowners and the tenants.

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Contents:
Working with British property records - the potential and the problems; property patterns, buildings and the social structure of urban society - some reflections on Ghent, Lubeck and Novgorod; the evolution of land rent in late medieval Bergen; medieval town-funding on the estates of the Benedictine order in England; landlords, the property market and urban development in medieval England; feuing, ""farming"", and Scottish urban form, c.
1600-1900; some aspects of urban landownership in western Hungary; limited urban landownership - towns and nobility in early modern Poland, c.
1500-1650; urban landownership in early modern Sweden; profit, power and private planning - landowners and small towns in early modern Norway; the processes of urban improvement in provincial Ireland; through the gates - power and profit in an Irish estate town.