IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1318: Reshaping Cities under New Regimes, I

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Moderator/Chair:José Antonio Jara Fuente, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Paper 1318-aInfluencias bizantinas en la conversión de Toledo como la 'urbs regia' visigoda
(Language: Español)
Francisco María Fernández Jiménez, Instituto Teológico San Ildefonso, Toledo
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Political Thought
Paper 1318-cGryphon before the Gates of St Tryphon: The Establishment of the Venetian Rule over the Town of Kotor
(Language: English)
Nada Zečević, Independent Scholar, Budapest
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Maritime and Naval Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Paper a: Durante la época visigoda, la ciudad de Toledo se convirtió en la ‘urbs regia’ de los visigodos a imitación de Constantinopla, la ciudad imperial. Esta comunicación trata de exponer hasta qué punto influyó la capital de Bizancio en los cambios que supuso la transformación de Toledo en la capital del reino visigodo tanto en el campo de la arquitectura (sus nuevos edificios), como en el político (ceremonial de la corte) o en el religioso (primacía de la sede episcopal).

Paper c: Between the 1370s and 1390s, the Eastern-Adriatic commune of Kotor was in serious decline. Engaged in several regional conflicts, menaced by aggressive neighbours (local families Balsic, Crnojevic, Hranic, and the Ottomans) with shattered economy, the authorities of this town started to turn, especially after 1396, towards the Venetian Republic. The Venetians, eager to expand in the region, officially accepted Kotor under their ‘protection’ on March 15, 1420. In my paper, I concentrate on documentary evidence about the relationship between the two towns between 1390s–1420. By following its chronology, form and content, I analyze particular circumstances that marked the establishment of the Venetian rule over Kotor.