IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1249: Social Boundaries in a Medieval Town: Setting and Retention

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:'Self-Organizing Structures of Medieval Towns: Genesis, Classification, Mechanisms of Functioning' (16-18-10393), Russian Science Foundation
Organiser:Galina Popova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Moderator/Chair:Anna Mayzlish, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Paper 1249-aDe quoi parle-t-on quand on parle de 'l'école' et du 'maître' dans la France du XII-ème siècle (le problème des limites terminologiques)?
(Language: Français)
Irina Mastyaeva, Institute of World History Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow
Index terms: Education, Rhetoric, Social History
Paper 1249-bLegal Fixation of Social Boundaries in the Castilian Border Zone: Kingdom of Toledo, 12th the the First Half of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Galina Popova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Social History
Paper 1249-cBoundaries between Town and Countryside: The Case of a Small Town in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Anna Anisimova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History, Social History
Abstract

The study of the bounds of a social group is a fruitful approach to the understanding of social structures of the Middle Ages, as the evidence of the emergence of these boundaries can be found in very diverse sources. The papers analyse different ways of actualisation, fixation, and maintaining of the boundaries of social communities in medieval towns. In the urban social environment, the variety of ways to set and sustain community boundaries is one of the essential factors of their existence. There is also the issue of permeability and insurmontability of the social boundaries of medieval urban communities.