Official decisions recorded by the town council of Maastricht 1367-1428

Edited by M.A. van der Eerden-Vonk; assisted by W.J. Alberts and Th.J. van Rensch

The town council of Maastricht dealt with a broad spectrum of issues associated with urban life in its so-called ‘Raadsverdragen’; official decisions that were formally taken by the town council. These issues ranged from keeping public order, charters of the town and its citizens, military defences, poor relief, decisions linked to trade and industry, and ensuring that justice was administered properly.

The official decisions of the town council represent an immensely important body of historical material for all those interested in urban history, particularly the history of Maastricht and the surrounding area. They also contain important information for linguists, genealogists and anthropologists.