IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1751: Settlements, Natural Resources, and Economy: New Studies about Medieval Central Europe

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:József Laszlovszky, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1751-aTowns and Their Environment: Urban Law Books in the Magdeburg-Saxon Tradition from the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Sébastien Rossignol, Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1751-bTransformation of the Settlement Network in the Carpathian Basin between 1200 and 1500
(Language: English)
Beatrix F. Romhányi, 'Hungary in Medieval Europe', Lendület Research Group (MTA-DE), University of Debrecen / Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1751-cNature Conservation: A Revival of Medieval Resource Management?
(Language: English)
Peter Szabó, Department of Vegetation Ecology, Botanical Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1751-dTowards a New Synthesis of Medieval Economic History of Hungary: Questions and Lessons
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Economics - General, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

The session will collect papers reflecting new researches about various fields of medieval studies of Central Europe. The paper of Sébastien Rossignol will investigate the legal context of urbanisation in the region, Beatrix F. Romhányi will speak about long-term changes in settlement structure in medieval Hungary. Péter Szabó will explore the changing approaches towards natural resources in the Middle Ages and thereafter. Balázs Nagy will present the new English language synthesis of economic history of medieval Hungary, raising methodological and conceptual questions the editors were confronted.