IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1015: Glimpses of Portuguese Medieval Cities under a Political, Social, and Religious Perspective

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Adelaide Millán da Costa, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Isabel Maria de Pina Baleiras Campos, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Paper 1015-aRoyal Power and the Control over Cities' Administration
(Language: English)
Adelaide Millán da Costa, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Law, Social History
Paper 1015-bUrban Space and Notary Office in Coimbra during the First Half of the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Marisa Costa, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Coimbra
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Social History
Paper 1015-cSeigniorial Control over a Crown's City in the 15th Century: The Written Sources Testimony
(Language: English)
Manuela Santos Silva, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Women’s Studies
Abstract

Portuguese Medieval Cities were subjected to different kinds of jurisdictional pressures either coming from upper external entities or from inner institutions. The local religious structures were perhaps those that in daily life affected more intensively citizens’ lives; but, in fact even administrative structures, born inside the local community, had little space to act due to the supervision of the seigniorial and/or the royal officials.