IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 510: Visions of Community, IV: Urban Communities in Late Medieval Central Europe, 1350-1550 - Regions

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 42 'Visions of Community: Comparative Approaches to Ethnicity, Region & Empire in Christianity, Islam & Buddhism, 400-1600', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Organiser:Elisabeth Gruber, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Elisabeth Gruber, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 510-aSouth Moravian Urban Communities within the Corona regni Bohemiae in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Michaela Antonín Malaníková, Department of History, Palacký University, Olomouc
Index terms: Administration, Economics - General, Local History, Social History
Paper 510-bUrban Communities and Their Networks in the Western Part of Late Medieval Hungary
(Language: English)
Judit Majorossy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Economics - General, Local History, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 510-cThe Dominican Communities of Konstanz and the Many Faces of St John
(Language: English)
Christian Nikolaus Opitz, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism

During the late Middle Ages, a number of cities located in the duchy of Austria, the kingdom of Bohemia including Moravia, as well as the West-Hungarian region represented relevant nodes in terms of infrastructure, knowledge, political influence and administration, and thus played an important role within economic, political and cultural relations in Central Europe. The main issue of this session is to describe the influence exerted by these cities when shaping and structuring the specific regions to obtain a comprehensive picture of the reasons for their importance and, more specifically, of the role of various social groups in an urban context.