This book is comprised of over 200 translated sources related to popular protest in Italy, France and Flanders from 1245 to 1424 . In particular, it focuses on the ‘contagion of rebellion' from 1355 to 1382 that followed in the wake of the plague. They comprise a diversity of sources and cover a variety of forms of popular protest in different social, political and economic settings. Their authors range across a wide political and intellectual horizon and include revolutionaries, the artistocracy, merchants and representatives from the church. They tell gripping and often gruesome stories of personal and collective violence, anguish, anger, terror, bravery, and foolishness. The book documents the best-known revolt in France before the French Revolution, the Jacquerie. The book also focuses on the best known of the urban revolts of the fourteenth century, the Revolt of the Ciompi, which set off with a constitutional conflict in June 1378. It then views the 'cluster of revolts' of northern France and Flanders, 1378 to 1382, concentrating on the most important of these, the tax revolts of the Harelle in Rouen and the Maillotins or hammer men in Paris. It looks beyond the 'cluster' to the early fifteenth century.
Chapter IV focuses on the best known of the urban revolts of the fourteenth century, the Revolt of the Ciompi, which set off with a constitutional conflict in June 1378, and whose regime in alliance with minor-guild artisans lasted until mid-January 1382.
Fifty years ago Enoch Powell made national headlines with his 'Rivers of Blood' speech, warning of an immigrant invasion in the once respectable streets of Wolverhampton. This local fixation brought the Black Country town into the national spotlight, yet Powell's unstable relationship with Wolverhampton has since been overlooked. Drawing from oral history and archival material, this book offers a rich local history through which to investigate the speech, bringing to life the racialised dynamics of space during a critical moment in British history. What was going on beneath the surface in Wolverhampton and how did Powell's constituents respond to this dramatic moment? The research traces the ways in which Powell's words reinvented the town and uncovers highly contested local responses. While Powell left Wolverhampton in 1974, the book returns to the city to explore the collective memories of the speech that continue to reverberate. In a contemporary period of new crisis and division, examining the shadow of Powell allows us to reflect on racism and resistance from 1968 to the present day.
Harvey, the urban needs to be seen as a central node of
contemporary anti-capitalist politics and also why urbanrevolts and uprisings tend to interweave urban concerns with broader class ones. In seeing
the urban as playing such a central role, Harvey sees the construction of a
socialist alternative, both locally and more broadly, as having to engage
with the urban question.
At the local level Harvey calls for: 1) the protection and expansion of
urban commons; 2) the strengthening of local labor networks; and 3) the
creation of local and direct involvement of people
the illusion that Black and migrant communities were bringing new crimes (e.g. mugging) to the nation, crimes the criminal justice system was unequipped to deal with. And so, in the wake of the expansion of colonial forms of policing in Northern Ireland, a more militarised form of policing was introduced across the UK, with the aim of providing new tools for racist state violence on the British mainland. This section now examines how new forms of state power and racism in the final decades of the twentieth century were used to repress urbanrevolt and Black
with the Holy Roman Empire but which lasted a mere two weeks,
28 May to 10 June 1358. Chapter IV focuses on the
best known of the urbanrevolts of the fourteenth century, the Revolt of
the Ciompi, which set off with a constitutional conflict in June 1378,
and whose regime in alliance with minor-guild artisans lasted until
mid-January 1382. Chapter V views the
‘cluster of revolts’ of northern France
class differences were much influenced by
these global reverberations of 1968. He attempted to craft an insular island
politics that would protect the country from the dangers of the outside
world. It was impossible, however, to ignore global events. In particular,
America held what was already being described as a ‘special relationship’
with Britain, and events across the Atlantic were keenly reported on by the
media. Images of the civil rights movement in the South and urbanrevolts
in the North circulated widely in Britain.43 The language of racism and
have produced explanations of the Islamist phenomenon that are closer than mine are to French norms of “political correctness.” Clearly, to take some recent examples, emphasizing the responsibility of the dominant political players is less likely to lead to being hailed as a “serious” scholar. “Serious” scholars focus on the purported tendency of the dominated “to play the victim.” Or they assert that the radicalization of young—and older—French Muslims has no connection to the Israeli–Arab conflict. Or they emphasize the “religious” dynamics of urbanrevolts whose
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Russell Major, Bellièvre, Sully, and the Assembly of Notables of 1596, Transactions of
the American Philosophical Society, n.s., 64, pt 2 (Philadelphia, 1974), 7, 19, 24;
Jean-Pierre Babelon, Henri IV (Paris, 1982), pp. 620–621, 687, 728–729.
Françoise Bayard, Le monde des ﬁnanciers au XVIIe siècle (Paris, 1988), pp. 189–190;
Bonney, Political Change, pp. 172, 246, 250, 302–303; idem, King’s Debts, pp.
180–181, 199; Sharon Kettering, Judicial Politics and UrbanRevolt in SeventeenthCentury France. The Parlement of
, Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008), esp. pp. 15–24.
21 G. Marnef, Antwerp in the Age of Reformation: Underground Protestantism in a
Commercial Metropolis, 1550–77 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press,
22 A.-L. van Bruaene, ‘Printing Plays. Publication of the Ghent Plays of 1539 and the
Reaction of Authorities’, Dutch Crossing, 24 (2000), 265–84.
23 Inter alia, M. Boone and M. Prak, ‘Rulers, Patricians and Burghers. The Great and
the Little Traditions of UrbanRevolt in