In this episode of Past Perfect!, Karen Culver talks with Maarten Prak about his latest book “Citizens without Nations: Urban Citizenship in Europe and the World c. 1000-1789”. Maarten discusses how urban citizenship functioned in medieval and early modern Europe and how the definition of citizenship status impacts urban and national governance in the period before 1789. To listen to the podcast please click here.
Maarten Prak is Professor of Social and Economic History at the Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, Netherlands. He is an expert in early modern history, having authored and edited numerous publications on Dutch national history, comparative history of Europe, and global history. His research work has focused on topics like citizenship, institutions, cultural industries, guilds, and human capital.
This interview was made in cooperation with the CEU Democracy Institute’s online journal Review of Democracy.
Past Perfect! is CEU Medieval Radio’s show on medieval and early modern history and culture.