IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 824: Literature of Cities on the Eastern Margin, II

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Jarosław Wenta, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Richard Byrn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 824-aRiga in the Communication System between the Western and Eastern Frontiers
(Language: English)
Aleksandrs Ivanovs, Department of History, Daugavpils University
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Language and Literature - Other, Social History
Paper 824-bThe First Heritage Book (1384-1482) as a Linguistic Documentation of Social, National, and Vocational Characterisation of the Medieval Population of Latvia
(Language: English)
Silvija Pavidis, Faculty of Modern Languages, Latvia University, Riga
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Social History
Paper 824-cThe Use of Teutonic Chronicles in the First Age of History Writing in Major Prussian Towns, 1450-1550
(Language: English)
Mathieu Olivier, Département d'histoire, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne / Centre pour la recherche, l'enseignement et la publication dans le domaine de l'histoire de l'Europe (CREPHE), Paris
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German

The papers in this section relate to Prussian and Inflant cities and their literature. In two papers Riga will be presented as regards communication aspects on the border of Christian world and issues related to city community in the light of the literature of that area. The last paper refers to historiography links of the Teutonic Order in Prussia with Prussian cities. The section is to reflect on Prussian cities in the light of the literature created there and the functioning of literature monuments in the Baltic city community of the Teutonic Order State.