IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1345: Material Culture in Towns of East Central Europe, III: Built Environment and Social Networks

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Paweł Cembrzyński, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Moderator/Chair:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Paper 1345-aUrban Space as a Marker of Neighbourhood in Late Medieval Central Europe
(Language: English)
Paweł Cembrzyński, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Paweł Cembrzyński, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Local History, Social History
Paper 1345-bMateriality and Communication between Neighbours in Polish Towns, 14th- Mid-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Urszula Sowina, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Urszula Sowina, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History, Social History
Paper 1345-cMerchants and Urban Space: The Interaction between Forming the Community of Merchants and Inner Space of Towns in Late Medieval Greater Poland
(Language: English)
Anna Paulina Orłowska, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Anna Paulina Orłowska, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Abstract

Apart from being citizens of the town, its inhabitants were also involved in various social networks within and beyond the town walls. The organization of urban space reflected these networks, created them, and was equally shaped by them as well as a result of compromise between the members of the community. Two aspects of the problem will be discussed, at first – on the local level, the materiality of neighbourhood. Using written and archeological sources, as well as evidence of architecture, the structure of streets and plots will be analyzed, (their infrastructure, borders and accessibility). The second aspect will be functioning of the community of merchants, participating in annual fairs, and manifestations of its identity through architecture and art.