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

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Nuremberg
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NurembergA. Imperial city, crafts and trade

The Imperial city of N. in the early modern period succeeded Cologne and long preceded Vienna as the largest city in the German lands of the Holy Roman Empire. Around 1500, it had some 36,000 inhabitants [9.10] in an area of around 160 ha. Its size was partly dictated by topography: the establishment of two royal courts under the protection of the castle by the Pegnitz, close to its confluence with the Rednitz to form the Regnitz, created an easily-accessible nodal point that offered excelle…

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Gruber, Joachim (Erlangen), “Nuremberg”, 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 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004925>
First published online: 2015



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