IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1318: Visions of Community, IV: Ritual Aspects of Food in Urban Communities and Beyond

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 42 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien
Organiser:Elisabeth Gruber, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Anu Mänd, School of Humanities, Tallinn University
Respondent:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 1318-aCommon Meal as a Sign of Honour in a 15th-Century Urban Community of the Hungarian Kingdom
(Language: English)
Judit Majorossy, Sonderforschungsbereich Project ‘Visions of Community’, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Judit Majorossy, Sonderforschungsbereich Project ‘Visions of Community’, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1318-bFood Donations for the Poor in Central Europe and Its Impact on Stabilizing Urban Communities
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Gruber, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Salzburg
Elisabeth Gruber, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Lay Piety, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

When looking at food supply for medieval cities, the special role of their immediate hinterland is often underestimated. These two panels take a comparative perspective on city-hinterland relations, examining cases of food supply from medieval Central Europe, Upper Yemen, and late medieval Dalmatia. With an interdisciplinary focus, the papers will concentrate on the control and organization of food distribution, charitable endowments and ritual aspects of food to show how food was used in the construction of urban communities that also reached beyond the city walls.