Urban Life in Medieval Cities

Between 1000 and 1500, European towns and cities started to take shape, impacting the lives of millions of people as different cultural, social and religious groups began to interact. But who was allowed to settle in a city and how was it decided who belonged?

In this edition of Gone Medieval, Dr. Cat Jarman talks to Professor Miri Rubin, author of Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe, about migration into urban communities, how newcomers were treated and what happened when strangers became neighbours.

The Senior Producer on this episode was Elena Guthrie.

The Producer was Rob Weinberg.

It was edited and mixed by Seyi Adaobi.

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