IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1349: Internal and External Borders of Medieval Urban Communities

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:'Self-Organizing Structures of Medieval Towns: Genesis, Classification, Mechanisms of Functioning' (16-18-10393), Russian Science Foundation
Organiser:Anna Mayzlish, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Moderator/Chair:Anna Anisimova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Paper 1349-aCustodians of City Boundaries: The Medieval Cathedral Chapter of Lyon and the Integrity of the Urban Space
(Language: English)
Aleksandr Korolev, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Social History
Paper 1349-bParish Boundaries in Medieval Paris: The Role of the Clergy in the Formation of Urban Communities
(Language: English)
Oksana Saveler, Faculty of History Lomonosov Moscow State University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Social History
Paper 1349-cOn the Borders of Different Patterns of Medieval Urban Communities in Flanders: Towns of the Quarter of Ypres and Their Neighbours, 13th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Anna Mayzlish, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Abstract

The consideration of internal and external borders of medieval urban communities allows to look on them from different perspectives and to obtain more thorough understanding of their diverse aspects. The aim of this session is to discuss possible situations when these borders can appear in sources, based on three cases including cathedral chapters, parishes, and city councils of the 11th -15th centuries. Special attention will be paid to the circumstances when communities or lords felt necessary to define, confirm, change or challenge borders, as well as to the criteria applied by them in such cases.