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30/11/2020

#14 Safe or free?

Safe or free?

EURA Conversations Post #14 – 30 Nov 2020
by Marta Lackowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Safety and freedom have always been qualities expected from and connected to cities. In ancient and medieval times, city walls were a symbol of shelter and protection from external threats. They signaled a territory governed under a rule of well-known law.

Yet, at the same time, since the development of the ancient polis, citi-zens probably expected more freedom in the urban context than in the rural one.… Read the rest