cities.” . Dr. C.A. [Annemieke] Romein. email@example.com. . NWO Rubicon-grant 2016/3. Law and Order: Low Countries? The relations between provincial and urban institutions in state-building in the Low Countries 1579-1701. . ID: 636370
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“Law and Order: Low Countries? Cooperation or strife between provinces and cities.”
Dr. C.A. [Annemieke] Romeininfo@caromein.nlSlide2
NWO Rubicon-grant 2016/3Law and Order: Low Countries? The relations between provincial and urban institutions in state-building in the Low Countries 1579-1701.
:2 ½ years (0,75fte): sept. 2017 – febr. 2020.At History department of the University
of Ghent (seconded by the Erasmus University of R’dam).Supervisor: prof. dr. René Vermeir.Institute of Early Modern History at the UGent.Deliverables
three Open Access articles in international peer-reviewed historical
a workshop (w. Nicolas Simon
Present the research at two seminars.Slide3
How did political institutions organise and safeguarded order in the Low Countries (1579-1702)?
Cases: Holland & Flanders; Dordrecht & Ghent.Subquestions:How did provincial and urban governmental institutions shape their jurisdictions in the early phase of the development of the modern state?
To what extent were city-governments autonomous within the province, and what situations surpassed their authority? How did the Northern Netherlands/Republic and the Habsburg Netherlands differ in the development of their institutional framework?Slide4
Political/ institutional history
Urban history Legal history Policeygesetzgebung
Multinormativity/ Legal pluralismSlide5
Main topics in Policeygesetzgebung (MPIeR)
Societal and Social Order,
ReligionPublic Safety and OrderPoor Relief, Public Health, Education and Schooling, Culture
Economic System, ProfessionsLand Division, Public Construction, Real Estate, Public Institutions
Royal Police Ordinances in Early Modern
Sweden (Leiden/ Boston
, Band 1. Deutsches Reich und geistliche Kurfürstentümer (
, 1–36. Frankfurt
2 Public Safety and Order
2.1 Amusements and FrivolitySuperstition, Gambling, Gross Mischief, Idleness, Public Plays, Opening Hours, Libel, Dancing, Parades, Drunkenness2.2 Public Safety and Criminality
Defecation, Duels, Slander, Protection of Property, Wandering and Begging Soldiers, Secret Societies, Violent Crime, Witchcraft, Military Service, Soldiers, Disturbance of the Peace, Public Security, Riots, Public Meetings, Carrying Arms
2.3 Censorship and Printing2.4 Administration and JudiciaryMisconduct or Offence in Office, Obligation to Report to the Police, Supervisory Duty, Stages of Appeal, Public Announcements, Enforcement of Civil Judgments, Court System, Chancellery, Execution of
Algemeen Rijksarchief Gent (ARA) – Resolution-minutes/ indices;
Resolutions; Letters of correspondence, minutes of resolutions.Stadsarchief Gent (SAG) – Letters of correspondence; Resolutions of the States of
Flanders; Resolutions; Keuren; Ordonnanties; Requests.Rijksarchief Brussels – communications.Nationaal Archief, The Hague (NA)
Regionaal Archief Dordrecht (RAD)
Development of provincial law
Development of municipal law and sentencing
Southern/ Habsburg Low Countries
wo-fold comparative perspective
with a third componentSlide9
ExpectationsShed light on how the interaction of multi-level governments was shaped?
where cities indeed autonomous? Did (absent) monarchs influence government in the Habsburg Netherlands?How did a republic or a monarchical ruled country differ in the process of organizing government.Trace roots of the current provincial authority to the 17
Future (next proposals)
See whether themes are comparable between provinces.See how ‘problems’ spread through the Low Countries – where they dealt with in the same way?See how the interaction with rural areas/ cities/ provinces/ Estates General took shape.
Policey-influences from France/ Germany? NetworksCurrently in the process of setting up an international network for Policey-history
.Thinking about how the sources can be connected (GoPublic).Slide11
Suggestions/ advise/ noteworthySlide12Slide13
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