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The early hydrography of the city of Ghent: an explorative geomorphological and historical study of human intervention in water management in medieval Ghent (1100-1300). 01/01/2009 - 31/12/2010

Abstract

Human modifications to the natural hydrological system have generated the conditions in which one of the most spectacular examples of urban growth in medieval Europe could take place. It is, therefore, remarkable that almost no historical studies about this variable exist for the city of Ghent. The integration of the analysis of the (rare) historical evidence with new geomorphological and geological data, that have become available to research recently, will valorise existing expertise present at the Centre for Urban History (UA) and the Centre for the history of architecture and urban planning (HA).

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