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important harbour in the late medieval County of Flanders.
An analysis of the medieval town plan was performed,
based on the 16th-century map by Jacob van
Deventer and an early-14th-century rent register. This
analysis suggests that the oldest nucleus of Sluis was
a modest agrarian settlement near a small tidal inlet.
Around 1300 the tidal inlet and the surrounding mudflats
were embanked and a new settlement was laid
out next to the older nucleus. The regularity and the
arrangement of the new town plan, and the similarities
with other nearby founded port towns, suggests that
this new settlement was purposefully founded as a port
town. The article argues for the value of town plans and
an interdisciplinary approach for research into urban
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Historische Geografie|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2018|
SRP27: SRP (Groeiers): The cradle of modernity? Social dynamics in the cities of Brabant and Flanders in a comparative and long-term perspective, 1350-1914
Winter, A., Buylaert, F., Baguet, J., De Koster, M., Ryckbosch, W., Van den Broeck, N., Verbeke, A., Feys, T., Deneweth, H., Horemans, B., Plettinck, G., Adriaens, M., Wauters, R., Vermeesch, G., Vanruysseveldt, V., Vervaeke, A. A., Everaert, J., Erkul, A., Volkov, V., Coppens, A., Debackere, E., Verbruggen, T., Loockx, K., Beeckaert, E., Saelens, W., Leloup, W., Degraeve, M. & Schepers, M.
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