IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1703: Castles as Cultural, Social, and Economic Centres of Medieval Society, II

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Tobias Grüßing, Fachbereich Geschichtswissenschaft, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Moderator/Chair:Steffen Patzold, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Paper 1703-aOrigin of Hill Castles in Southwest Germany, Using the Example of the Swabian Alb
(Language: English)
Christian Kübler, Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde und Historische Hilfswissenschaften, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Christian Kübler, Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde und Historische Hilfswissenschaften, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Social History
Paper 1703-bCastles and Their Landscapes: Are There Possibilities to Reconstruct the Past?
(Language: English)
Sebastian Klaß, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Sebastian Klaß, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Social History
Paper 1703-cCastles and Their Hinterland: Reconstruction of a Castle Landscape at the Swabian Jura
(Language: English)
Michael Weidenbacher, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Michael Weidenbacher, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Social History
Abstract

The development of medieval lordship is inextricably linked with the construction and habitation of castles. These castles provide protection, representation, and domination over both people and resources in certain regions. In the second of our two sessions we therefore focus on the actual castles and their environment, especially in medieval Swabia: how was the castle built and used, and where did lords build their castles? Did the usage of resources such as wood, food, or mining play a role? How did the castle interact with habitations nearby such as towns or villages?