Entering a city

On a lost early modern practice

Daniel Juette

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    City gates and walls were among the most striking features of the pre-modern city, yet we still know relatively little about their impact on daily life and what it meant to enter a city at that time. The present article explores precisely these questions. The first section outlines the general significance of city gates and walls in pre-modern times. In the second, I examine the four distinct functions of city gates in the early modern period. The third and main section presents a detailed description of the various practices, procedures and problems that accompanied the entrance to a city. Finally, and to conclude, the history of city gates is viewed in conjunction with the broader history of the early modern city and its transformation in the transition to modernity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)204-227
    Number of pages24
    JournalUrban History
    Volume41
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014

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    Entering a city : On a lost early modern practice. / Juette, Daniel.

    In: Urban History, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2014, p. 204-227.

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    Juette, Daniel. / Entering a city : On a lost early modern practice. In: Urban History. 2014 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 204-227.
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