The History of Cologne podcast

#56 From Economic Power to Political Dominance - Cologne's Brotherhood of the Rich in the 12th century

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts
A look into how wealthy citizens of different classes also became rulers that could challenge the city lord. This episode tells the story of how the Cologne "Richerzeche" (brotherhood of the Rich) transformed from a group of merchants, unfree ministerials and court magistrates into a powerful clique who shaped the politics of medieval Cologne for centuries.

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