Describe the city that had self-government on the following points: a) social structure; b) occupation of residents; c) associations of citizens; d) city management.
a) social structure
A new free class of bourgeois (townspeople) was formed, which was engaged in trade and crafts.
b) occupation of residents
c) associations of citizens
To protect their interests, artisans of one specialty (craftsmen) united in workshops headed by a foreman, merchants – in a guild.
d) city management
Self-government bodies independent of the feudal lord were created. Usually it was the city council headed by the mayor or burgomaster, who met in a special building – the city hall or town hall.
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