IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1113: Relations between the Old and the Young among the Urban Nobility of Mediterranean Communes: The Example of Zadar, Dalmatia

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of Historical Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb / Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Zagreb
Organiser:Zoran Ladic, Institute of Historical Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Moderator/Chair:Zrinka Pešorda Vardić, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Paper 1113-aAn Old Man in Action: The Relations between Generations in 14th-Century Zadar
(Language: English)
Zrinka Nikolić Jakus, Department of History, University of Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1113-bOn Old Age as Reflected in Late Medieval Dalmatian Wills
(Language: English)
Zoran Ladic, Institute of Historical Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1113-cYoung and Old Noblewomen of Zadar and their Attitude towards Ageing and Death as Reflected in Last Wills
(Language: English)
Branka Grbavac, Institute of Historical & Social Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

The session deals with the relationship between the old and young members of urban nobility in fourteenth-century Zadar and their attitudes towards aging and death in general. Particularly explored are following topics: the process of maturing and aging of urban noble women and their attitude towards death, as well as reasons provoking this attitude (perils caused by pregnancy, illness and old age), intergenerational conflicts and cooperation within wider kinship groups and outside, use of declaring himself to be of old age in order to achive certain position or goal, but some other topics will be also addressed.