IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1211: 'Central Places' in the Middle Ages, I: Eastern Central Europe

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO), Universität Leipzig
Organiser:Daniel Syrbe, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Kultur & Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas e.V. (GWZO), Universität Leipzig
Moderator/Chair:Manina S. Krämer, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 1211-aThe Central Places of Early Medieval Moravia: Dynamics of Transformation and Interaction in the Danubian Hinterland
(Language: English)
Karin Reichenbach, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Kultur & Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas e.V. (GWZO), Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1211-bFrom Periphery to 'Bavarian Capital'?: Regensburg as a Central Place between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Daniel Syrbe, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum für Kultur & Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas e.V. (GWZO), Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Hagiography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1211-cCentral Places as Foundations of the Early Piast State
(Language: English)
Przemyslaw Urbanczyk, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsazwa
Abstract

This first of two sessions on central places in the early and high Middle Ages brings together historians and archaeologists to discuss the role of central places in terms of their political, economic, social and/or religious functions. The session focuses on Eastern Central Europe, where central places in part go back to late antique, Roman political or military centers, as for example in the Bavarian territories south of the Danube. These ‘old centers’ will be compared to new central places, which developed in the area north of the Danube, as for example in Moravia.