Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Augsburg
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A. Imperial city, commerce, crafts

The Free Imperial City of A., politically, economically and culturally speaking, was one of the leading cities of the Holy Roman Empire from the Late Middle Ages. Occupying a favourable location between the Rivers Lech and Wertach, on the trans-Alpine road connecting the upper Etsch (Adige) Valley with the Danube via the Reschen and Fern Passes (via Claudia Augusta), A. in the Roman Imperial period, as the municipium (town with Roman citizenship rights) of Augusta Vindelicorum, was the major centre of the province of Raetia. The early medi…

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Gruber, Joachim (Erlangen), “Augsburg”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004802>
First published online: 2015



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