Countless hagiographical texts engage directly or indirectly with aspects of the medieval urban experience. They contribute to our understanding of some of the most significant features that framed medieval urban life: lay urban piety, internal city faction, charity, commerce, migration, poverty

In: Hagiography and the History of Latin Christendom, 500–1500
Ottoman Aleppo 1640-1700
As with most empires of the Early Modern period (1500-1800), the Ottomans mobilized human and material resources for warmaking on a scale that was vast and unprecedented. The present volume examines the direct and indirect effects of warmaking on Aleppo, an important Ottoman administrative center and Levantine trading city, as the empire engaged in multiple conflicts, including wars with Venice (1644-69), Poland (1672-76) and the Hapsburg Empire (1663-64, 1683-99). Focusing on urban institutions such as residential quarters, military garrisons, and guilds, and using intensively the records of local law courts, the study explores how the routinization of direct imperial taxes and the assimilation of soldiers to civilian life challenged – and reshaped – the city’s social and political order.
Edinburgh, 1617-53
On 23 July 1637, riots broke out in Edinburgh. These disturbances triggered the collapse of royal authority across the British Isles. This volume explores the political and religious culture in the Scottish capital from the reign of James VI and I to the Cromwellian occupation. It examines for the first time the importance of Edinburgh to the formation of the Scottish opposition movement and to the establishment of the revolutionary Covenanting regime.
Although the primary focus is the Scottish capital, an explicitly British perspective is maintained. This is a wide-ranging study that engages in debates about early modern urban culture, the problem of multiple monarchy and the issue of post-Reformation religious radicalism.

Cities are places full of symbols. In the past decades, Indonesian cities have become the cradle of urban symbolism studies. In this article, the author presents the results of these studies. The cities researched differ tremendously, ranging from the national capital to provincial capitals and small towns; some of them, such as Jakarta, are purely colonial in origin, while others are more or less traditional in character. Some of them have a top-down symbolic structure, largely the product of government activities, while others have symbolic configurations which have a more grassroots character and are based in the religious domain. The methodological aspect of urban symbolism fieldwork is explored by the introduction of the concept of flâneur.

In: Wacana

1 Introduction: The Urban Residential Balcony as Cultural Product The growing body of scholarship on spatial practices in urban systems invites critical perspectives that examine the extent to which attention has been devoted to the topic of resistance to cultural practices prevalent in the city

In: Resistance and the City

’s Dominance and Affection , 2004) and increasing rapidly over the last two decades. The American Pet Products 2016-2017 survey revealed that 89.7 million dogs were homed in 60.2 million homes ( APPA , 2017), most within urban spaces (Gomez, 2013). The dog serves as a vehicle to accept our positive and

In: Society & Animals
»Stahlverein« und »Baron-Konzern« im Zweiten Weltkrieg
Thomas Urban untersucht den Zwangsarbeitereinsatz bei Thyssen erstmals in großer Breite - von den Hüttenwerken und einer Zeche im rheinischen Ruhrgebiet bis zu zwei Werften in Norddeutschland. Der Name Thyssen steht für eine der bekanntesten deutschen Unternehmerfamilien. Doch welche Rolle spielten die Unternehmen beim „Arbeitseinsatz“ im Zweiten Weltkrieg? Neben dem Ausmaß und der Eingliederung von Zwangsarbeit in die Kriegsproduktion widmet sich der Autor vor allem dem Handeln der Akteure – vom Eigentümer Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza über Vorstände und Meister bis hin zum Lagerpersonal. Dabei wird deutlich, dass die Verantwortlichkeiten im „Stahlverein“ und „Baron-Konzern“ höchst individuell waren und dass Täter durch die Entnazifizierung nach 1945 zu bloßen „Mitläufern“ wurden.