IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 511: CEU 25, I: Urban Studies - Central Europe as an Urban Region?

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ/7235) / Medieval Central Europe Research Network (MECERN)
Organiser:Katalin Szende, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chairs:Judit Majorossy, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Zoë Opačić, Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London
Respondent:Michaela Antonín Malaníková, Department of History, Palacký University, Olomouc
Paper 511-aMedieval Urban History in Croatia: Between Central Europe and the Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Irena Benyovsky Latin, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 511-bCoherence and Divergence in the Urbanisation of Central Europe
(Language: English)
Katalin Szende, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Abstract

General monographs or collections of articles on urban development in medieval Europe are usually confined to Western Europe and the Mediterranean, and treat Central Europe as a marginal and underdeveloped region in this respect. This session intends to fill the gap in research by presenting three approaches to towns in Central Europe and its vicinity. The first is a regional approach, concentrating on new results from Croatia, while the second is a conceptual one discussing common traits and significant differences between cities and towns in the kingdoms of Bohemia, Poland, and Hungary. Both papers emphasise the entangled nature of regional and international urban histories, which has resulted in a broader picture and comparative analyses.