Anselme Adorne

Sire de Corthuy

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Author: E. de la Coste
Published: 1855
Language: French
Wordcount: 82,428 / 287 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 759
Added to site: 2010.01.14
mnybks.net#: 26312
Genre: Biography
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s venaient les métiers, renfermant les principaux du commerce et de l'industrie, mais encadrant aussi la partie la plus nombreuse et la plus mobile de la population, démocratie redoutable et principale force militaire.

Les Poorters avaient des capitaines; les métiers, leurs doyens. Des échevins rendaient la justice; un conseil représentait la commune. Le couronnement de l'édifice était formé, à Bruges, de deux bourgmestres annuels, chefs suprêmes de la cité, intermédiaires entre le prince et le peuple, mais souvent en butte à la colère de celui-ci, dans ses mécontentements. Ces places n'en étaient pas moins fort relevées et fort ambitionnées; on les vit remplies par des Ghistelles, des Halewyn, des d'Ognies, qui étaient des premiers en Flandre et atteignirent un rang princier.

Les trois membres s'entendaient sur la direction des a

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