IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 514: Urban Elites and their Restructuring in the Late Medieval Period

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institute of Historical Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts / Croatian Institute of History
Organiser:Marija Karbić, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Moderator/Chair:Zrinka Pešorda Vardić, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Paper 514-aThe New Class: Zaratine Merchants and their Social Role in the 14th and 15th Century
(Language: English)
Sabine Florence Fabijanec, Institute of Historical Research, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 514-bFrom a Nobleman of the Realm to a Citizen of Zadar: Case Studies from the Late 14th and Early 15th Century
(Language: English)
Maja Katusic, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 514-cAn Open Oligarchy: Formation of the Urban Elite in the Late Medieval Slavonian Cities
(Language: English)
Marija Karbić, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Papers within the session explore structuring/restructuring of the urban elites in late medieval Mediterranean and Central European Cities. The cities the examples are taken from (Zadar, Zagreb, Varaždin) are geographically close to each other and belonged to the same political framework (the Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia), but they belonged to different urban traditions. The papers discuss how the old landed aristocracy was opposed by the new mercantile one, how members of the old lesser nobility of the countryside contributed to the formation of the new urban elite, as well as how power structures were created in the new cities, those created by colonisation.