IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 636: Communities in Medieval Towns, II: Interpretation of Evidence

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Russian Science Foundation, Moscow
Organiser:Pavel Uvarov, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Moderator/Chair:Anna Mayzlish, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Paper 636-aRetaining the Privileges: The Compilation of Fuero Collections in the Castilian Towns, 12th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Galina Popova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Local History, Social History
Paper 636-bThe Emergence of Urban Communities in Monastic Towns of Medieval Kent
(Language: English)
Anna Anisimova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Law, Local History, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 636-cA Self-Organized Community in Livonia: Brotherhood of Blackheads in Medieval Riga and Reval
(Language: English)
Dmitrii Veber, Institute of Philosophy, St Petersburg State University
Index terms: Local History, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

A self-organizing structure (in urban community) can be detected by several means: through secondary evidence of royal legislation connected with the legalisation of these structures (traces of pre-dating self-organization), as well as through the open (self-proclaiming?) actions of a self-organised community when it declares its existence and defines itself in face of authorities, and acts as a group.