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In the 16th century the niversity of Toulouse trained lawyers for the local Parlement, the Royal Courts of Justice, while the merchants of Toulouse created one of the wealthiest cities in France tr...ading in just one commodity - woad. both merchants and lawyers used architecture as a means to display their wealth and intellectual standing. Anne Laurence uses the surviving buildings to trace this extraordinary period od civic prosperity and power before the outbreak of the Religious Wars.
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Module code and title: A205, "Culture and belief in Europe, 1450-1600"
Item code: A205; 19
First transmission date: 1990
Published: 1990
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Duration: 00:24:15
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Producer: Charles Cooper
Contributor: Anne Laurence
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Architecture; Languedoc; Toulouse; Woad
Subject terms: Humanism in art; Religion and politics--France--Toulouse--History; France --Cities--Development --1500-1800--Socioeconomic aspects; --Toulouse (France) --History
Master spool number: HOU6202
Production number: FOUA288S
Videofinder number: 3506
Available to public: no