IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1105: Medieval Urban Literacy, VII: Urban Identity and Writing about the Past

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Urban Literacy Project
Organiser:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1105-aThe Problems of Origins in Early Communal Historiography: Pisa, Genoa, and Milan Compared
(Language: English)
Michele Campopiano, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Cultuur (OGC), Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1105-bUrban Historiography in the Low Countries
(Language: English)
Robert Stein, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

This session forms part of a series on medieval urban literacy. It has become accepted that the identity of a group is determined in part by its (view of) history. This is also the case of urban communities and groups within those communities. Much work has been done on urban historiography. The papers presented in this session can therefore build on an established tradition. One question may be considered, however, to be relatively new. Apart from the subject matter: what is specifically ‘urban’ about urban historiography?