Het belang van de hulpwetenschappen voor het historisch onderzoek: de casus van de stedelijke secretarie van 's-Hertogenbosch tot ca. 1450

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The study of the medieval urban chancery of ’s-Hertogenbosch is an exeptional case because the corpus of the sources are deficient. Usual sources as the municipal accounts and signatures of the townscribes are missing. Nevertheless the reconstruction of the townsecretariat was possible due to the diplomatic-palaeographical analysis of the charters, protocol books, sentence registers, a few accounts, cartularies and notarial instruments. Only trough the paleographic research of the documentary sources it was possible to reveal the growing literacy in town and the dominant position of the notariat within the town secretariat.
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationSchepenbanken in de Kempen
Subtitle of host publicationReferaten van het XLIXste congres van het Centrum voor de Studie van Land en Volk van de Kempen te Baarle-Nassau-Hertog in 2014
EditorsJan Franken
Place of PublicationGeel-Roosendaal
PublisherCentrum voor de Studie van Land en Volk van de Kempen
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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