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Laon aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles

Abstract : Laon, a former Carolingian capital, was a highly strategic citadel. Throughout the twelfth century, it remained a royal residence with a consequent cathedral chapter. It was famous for its borough institutions and the high economic development of its countryside. Archives allow revealing close links between the city and its rural areas, evolution of local society, birth and functioning of the borough and building of urban landscape. During the thirteenth century, despite the establishment of the royal bailiwick of Vermandois, the influence of the town was limited. Burgesses did not succeed in extending borough institutions to the Laonnois area. The unfavorable evolution of local economy caused a crisis which appeared after 1240. Serious conflicts between clergy and burgesses obliged the king to suppress borough institutions (1331).
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Alain Saint-Denis. Laon aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles. Histoire. Université Nancy 2, 1992. Français. ⟨NNT : 1992NAN21026⟩. ⟨tel-01776771⟩



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