1348, Marseille s'unifie, son assemblée s'affirme

Abstract : In 1348, Queen Jeanne unifes the two parts of Marseilles – one under ecclesiastic control, the other ruled by the port oligarchy. Through this act, Jeanne seeks to ensure the support of the commanding merchant town. The backdrop of crisis – royal power destabilization, plague – reveals the urban assembly as a centre of power in the city. The practices of the city council attest to its gaining strength during the years 1348-1349, while the supervising offcers – the viguier, the judges – become relatively eclipsed by the establishment of a direct dialog with the monarch. The existing internal dissensions are seldom linked with the unification of the city, only one aspect of the strategic alliance between Jeanne and Marseilles.
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François Otchakovsky-Laurens. 1348, Marseille s'unifie, son assemblée s'affirme. Rives Méditerranéennes, UMR TELEMME, 2012, Jeux de pouvoirs et transformations de la ville en Méditerranée, pp.13-28. ⟨hal-02128830⟩

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