villes neuves (historical settlements)

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Scope note
Historical European settlements, generally dating from the Medieval period through the 18th century, that were established by a ruler, usually by charter, in a previously undeveloped area. The purpose of a ville neuve was typically to populate and secure territory or expand borders. If the historical settlement was fortified, use "bastides." For modern planned towns developed in previously unpopulated areas, use "new towns (modern settlements)."
villes neuves
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024