IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 536: Communities in Medieval Towns, I: Debating Boundaries

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Russian Science Foundation, Moscow
Organiser:Pavel Uvarov, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Moderator/Chair:Anna Anisimova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Paper 536-aBoundaries of a Town, Boundaries of a Diocese, Boundaries of a University: Paris at the Turn of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Pavel Uvarov, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Law, Mentalities, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 536-bEcclesiastical Power and Civic Identity in the Medieval FĂȘte des Merveilles in Lyon
(Language: English)
Aleksandr Korolev, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Lay Piety, Local History, Social History
Paper 536-cChanging Limits of Urban Privileges: The Case of Poperinge
(Language: English)
Anna Mayzlish, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

One of the most interesting moments in the history of a community is that of its spontaneous emergence. However, that moment usually presents less evidence. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that emerging groups, may be even not yet regulated by a rule, can be defined by boundaries of different nature – legal, topographical, mental, etc. – and by an opposition. At the same time, the opposite situation is also possible, with boundaries coming first and stimulating the consolidation of a group, i.e. boundaries could have formed communities.