[Appel à communications] The Voices of the People. Democratic Participation in European urban centers in the Late Middle Ages

We live in a world of growing debate about the meaning of Democracy. The rise of extreme right-wing parties around the world and the urgent need to discuss liberal democracies place our generations in a key historical moment. It seems to be up also to historians to rethink what we can understand through democratic participation in a collective effort, looking at the past through new points of view. This event proposes a discussion of the forms of democratic participation encountered by the people of the urban world of the late Middle Ages (XIVth to XVIth centuries). Here lived and worked different social groups, distinguished by their economic and professional status, but also by their greater or lesser capacity to intervene in the management of the res publica.

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Laurent Gallet (2023, 9 janvier). [Appel à communications] The Voices of the People. Democratic Participation in European urban centers in the Late Middle Ages. Les moissons d'hypothèses. Consulté le 28 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/rlcl

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