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Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade by Henri Pirenne

"Medieval Cities Their Origins and the Revival" by Henri Pirenne, published by Anchor Book, 1966. Cover illustration by Antonio Frasconi, via ElwoodAndEloise at Etsy.

A female mason perched high above Berlin, circa The woman is a master-mason's daughter doing renovation work on the old city hall tower in Berlin ... a.k.a. another brave pre-trailblazer in the quest to evolve from a skirts-and-kitchen-only mentality.

Assault on the Old City | Before Their Diaspora. 1938 An advance detachment of British troops moving to the assault just before the recapture of the Old City.