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Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages

NWO VICI: Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages, 400-1100
1 September 2017 – 31 August 2022


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“Citizenship” is usually associated with cities or states, less so with early medieval Western Europe. Nevertheless, citizenship discourse is found in the post-Roman and early medieval world in sources that express changing social and cultural identities. In this process the terminology referring to “citizenship” and rooted in ancient citizenship discourses underwent a radical change of meaning. Read more


Project leader: prof. dr. Els Rose
Project assistent: Lucas Helder