IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1503: Writing Communities in Town and Country

Thursday 16 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Vorarlberger Landesarchiv, Bregenz
Organiser:Charlotte Harrison, School of History, University of Liverpool
Moderator/Chair:Brigitte Resl, School of Histories, Languages & Cultures, University of Liverpool
Paper 1503-aWritten Culture in the Late Medieval Manor Court
(Language: English)
Charlotte Harrison, School of History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Literacy and Orality, Local History
Paper 1503-bDeveloping a Rural Community by Written Administration in the German South-West: The Bregenzerwald in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Mathias Moosbrugger, Institut für Systematische Theologie, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality, Local History
Paper 1503-cWriting in Town and Country: Austria Compared with her Neighbours
(Language: English)
Herwig Weigl, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality, Local History
Abstract

The papers will investigate the use of writing in rural and small town communities in different regions of Europe, especially in legal proceedings and property exchange, and focus on aspects of creating communities by writing.