Vier stadsrechten [van Dordrecht]

Translated title of the contribution: Four town charters [of Dordrecht]

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The townsmen of Dordrecht received certain urban rights from Count William I of Holland 800 years ago. The charter in which these are recorded has been severely affected by the ravages of time. Fortunately, the text can be largely reconstructed with the help of town law from 1252. As a result, three layers become visible in the law of 1220. The youngest layer is from 1220 itself. The two older layers form two previously lost rights to the people of Dordrecht, one around 1160 (?) and one shortly after 1204.
Translated title of the contributionFour town charters [of Dordrecht]
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationDe oudste stad van Holland
Subtitle of host publicationOpkomst en verval van Dordrecht, 1000-1421
EditorsHenk 't Jong
PublisherUitgeverij Omniboek
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978 94 0191 688 2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • history
  • middle ages
  • towns
  • urban rights
  • urban law


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