IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 118: Regional Outcasts in Medieval Europe, I: Legal and Normative Aspects in Salzburg from the 14th-16th Centuries

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Gerhard Ammerer, Fachbereich Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Gerhard Ammerer, Fachbereich Geschichte, Universität Salzburg
Paper 118-aUndefined Borders: Unsolvable Issues? - Vagrancy on the Borderland between the Duchy of Bavaria and the Prince-Archbishopric of Salzburg
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 118-bA Stranger's Justice: How to Deal with Aliens and Outcasts in Late Medieval Salzburg
(Language: English)
Jutta Baumgartner, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Law, Local History, Social History
Paper 118-cOn Alms and Free Meals: Courtly Interactions with Social Outcasts
(Language: English)
Simon Edlmayr, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History

A special appearance of social otherness is figuratively represented in outcasts of different kinds. Several research groups and projects of the Faculties of History and Literature in Salzburg deal with medieval everyday life that is frequently connected with those outcasts. They are situated in the region of Salzburg itself but also in other areas. This session’s lectures outline how authorities and local people reacted to strangers, outcasts, and the poor. The authorities of Salzburg regulated the interaction between local and foreign people in the regional courts and in the capital and tried to give specifications to aliens. Especially in bigger circuits it was quite a challenge to control errant people. Charters, common law, and tax rules also regulated the strangers’ lives. Fringe groups were struck by poverty. As works of mercy members of upper classes fed the hungry and thirsty. To supply social outcasts was a sign of kindness and benevolence.

This session will be accompanied by authentic medieval music (performed by Thomas Schallaböck).

PLEASE note:  Three sessions „Regional Outcasts in Medieval Europe I-III“ are organized by the University of Salzburg and the IZMF: by Gerhard Ammerer, Siegrid Schmidt and Manuel Schwembacher.