IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 513: Nature and People on the Eastern Margin

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Organiser:Piotr Oliński, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 513-aTame of Nature in the South Baltic Territories
(Language: English)
Michal Targowski, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Genealogy and Prosopography, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 513-bOrdinary and Extraordinary Phenomena of Nature in the Culture of Teutonic Order in Prussia and Livonia
(Language: English)
Piotr Oliński, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Mentalities, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 513-cNegative Symbolism of Animals: Examples from Livonian Cities in Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Pawel Artur Jeziorski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

In the above section various aspects of the perception and tame of nature from sacral, laws- and social perspective as the example of south eastern Baltic region will be presented. In the first of the papers the tame of nature and settlements movement will be presented as regards its functioning in natural world. In the second paper the role of phenomena of nature in culture life of Teutonic Order will be taken into consideration. The last paper will mention the reports of animal symbolism as the component part of law in Livonian cities.
Execution places as the sacral element of the city space will be considered. In the last paper the reception of western European city patterns – in the region in which relatively late the cities were founded – will be analysed, with particular consideration of church building planning.