IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 613: Profiling the City - Media Use in Urban Societies, II: The Holy and the Power

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organiser:Peter Johanek, Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Martina Stercken, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Paper 613-aSacred Rituals?: The Princely Adventus in the Early Reformation
(Language: English)
Angelika Lampen, Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Paper 613-bProcessions as a Means of Defining the City in Medieval Germany and in Japan
(Language: English)
Megumi Hasegawa, Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Paper 613-cCity Council and Communication: The Late Medieval Town Hall in Germany as Point of Promulgation
(Language: English)
Matthias Ohm, Independent Scholar, Dortmund
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

During the Middle Ages, various means were developed to display urban identity and legitimize the political significance of towns and cities. Urban meaning was shaped and transmitted by arranging communal events and rituals, by designing architecture and topography, and by producing a written and visual tradition.
This session will take a fresh look into the processes that led to forms of urban representation, that moulded civic self-perception, and that manifested citizens’ claims. Its intention is to achieve a better understanding of the means that stimulated the creation of a new and coherent society.