Session 1606: Urban Life in Central and South-Eastern Europe: Hungarian Queens and Byzantine Beroia
Thursday 12 July 2007, 11.15-12.45
|Moderator/Chair:||Wladyslaw Roczniak, Bronx Community College, City University of New York|
|Paper 1606-b||Spiritual Care and Urban Life in Byzantine Beroia|
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies
Paper a: There existed a variety of legal statuses for cities in medieval Hungary. In one such category were the cities belonging under the administration of the queens of Hungary, who held their own court with separate economy. The Queen’s affairs were handled by her chancellor. What did this status involve for the cities in terms of administration, law, and culture? And what did this influence mean for the Queen in relation to her legal and social standing? The subject of this paper will be restricted to the period between c. 1000 and 1301, when the House of Árpád reigned in Hungary.