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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 118: Representing the Material: Water, Houses, Handicrafts

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Moderator/Chair:Paweł Cembrzyński, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Paper 118-aWater Resources in Grand-Ducal Royal Lands of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Anna Pytasz-Kołodziejczyk, Instytut Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowych, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Olsztyn
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Local History, Technology
Paper 118-bReal-Estate Trading in the Town: Houses in Košice at the End of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Drahoslav Magdoško, Katedra histórie, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
Index terms: Architecture - General, Daily Life, Economics - General, Economics - Urban
Paper 118-cResearching Crafts without Artifacts: History of Medieval Handcrafting in the Town of Malbork (Prussia)
(Language: English)
Aleksandra Girsztowt, Zakład Historii Powszechnej Średniowiecza, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Urban, Local History, Technology

The first paper focuses on water supply in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Jagiellonian era. Until recently, the forms of exploitation of natural resources of the geographical environment of Lithuania remained on the margins of interest. Water resources in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were one of the important elements of the environment, which were the basis for the settlement and economic activity of local residents. Houses are another important point, the problem is made by the second paper, on the example of Košice, one of the most significant towns in the late medieval Kingdom of Hungary. The material culture and topography of local houses, purchase and sales strategies as well as investments, and involvement of municipal authorities will be explained. Malbork, the capital of Teutonic Order State was highly connected with the castle. So the third paper focuses not on the history and the technological aspects of the handcrafting if it is possible to research material culture without artefacts.