Communities of artisans who lived outside a city wall. Over time they developed into large quarters or suburbs which would then be incorporated into the city (sometimes with new walls erected to protect the faubourgs).
Related term(s): None
Category: Village, Town, and City
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter
Source information: Jotischky, Andrew and Hull, Caroline. The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World. Penguin Books, 2005.
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