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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 249: Women versus Borders in Medieval Towns, II: Among Men or Together with Them

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 249-aDo Ermines Equal Ermines?: The Reception of Fur Types in Towns of the Hanseatic League
(Language: English)
Anna Paulina Orłowska, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Women's Studies
Paper 249-bChildren, Kitchen, and Church: Real Boundaries in Women's Lives in Medieval Times?
(Language: English)
Zofia Wilk-Woś, Instytut Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Społeczna Akademia Nauk, Łódź
Index terms: Anthropology, Daily Life, Gender Studies, Local History
Paper 249-cThe Ideal of the Lay Woman in Medieval Sermons from Krakow
(Language: English)
Stanislava Kuzmová, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford
Index terms: Gender Studies, Lay Piety

The aim of the first paper is to cross-check two biases that are common in the research on the basis of the norms for women outfits from different towns of the Hanseatic League and additionally also merchant account books. The limits of the use of furs by different social groups will be commended, and will be showed, how the same type of fur was ranked in different towns. In the second paper limitations in women's lives in a medieval town will be analyzed based on the example of sources from Krakow - testaments of townspeople, lists of belongings and town rules, anti-luxuries acts. The third paper presents sermon collections from medieval Krakow, especially sermons composed by the masters of the university in Krakow and cathedral preachers at the same time and some widespread and influential model collections used there in the 15th century that threated about women.