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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1104: Imagined Communities on the Baltic Rim, 11th-15th Centuries

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Wojtek Jezierski, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Foerster, Det norske institutt i Roma, Universitetet i Oslo
Paper 1104-aCommunities of Devotion across the Boundaries: Women and Religious Bonds in Central-Eastern Europe, 11th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Grzegorz Pac, Department of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Index terms: Gender Studies, Lay Piety, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1104-bRisk Society on the Frontier: Missionary Emotional Communities in Southern Baltic, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Wojtek Jezierski, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1104-cExpanding Communities: Henry of Livonia on Emotions and the Making of a Christian Colony, 13th Century
(Language: English)
Linda Kaljundi, Institute of History, University of Helsinki / Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Tallinn
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 1104-dUrban Community and Consensus: Brotherhood and Communalism in Medieval Novgorod
(Language: English)
Pavel V. Lukin, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Administration, Mentalities, Social History

During the high and late Middle Ages Baltic Rim gradually transformed from a terra incognita into a region populated by small and large communities. The Baltic was not only a place of cultural expansion of these communities but it also constituted their mental horizon and an imagined space. This session gathers papers exploring self-image of a number of communities: devotional, missionary, crusader, and urban. The contributions explore the way these communities defined themselves vis à vis the others, how they constructed their identities and customs, what emotions held them together and what role women had in upholding these connections.