IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 610: Visions of Community, V: Urban Communities in Late Medieval Central Europe, 1350-1550 - Relations

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

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:Christina Lutter, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 610-aTrust Is Good - Kinship Is Better: Kinship Relations among Late Medieval Urban Elites in the Duchy of Austria
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Gruber, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Paper 610-bA Self-Made Community?: Eucharistic Fraternities in Medieval Vienna and Beyond
(Language: English)
Károly Goda, Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / Palacký University, Olomouc
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 610-cCreating Infrastructure for Crafts and Arts in the City of Prague during the Late 14th Century: The Noble, the Church, and the Urban Community
(Language: English)
Maria Theisen, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Social relations in late medieval cities are intra- and interurban and manifest themselves in terms of kinship related, legal, institutional, and economic aspects. To reconstruct the interplay of these elements and their impact on community building different methodological approaches are required. Analysing urban society as a social network of differently structured groups can be fruitful especially in times of social, political or economic change. We will focus on different social groups, their different forms of interaction and ask for different patterns of representation in terms of social heritage, family, affiliation with confraternities, but also age and gender.