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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 349: Women versus Borders in Medieval Towns, III: Among Men or Together with Them

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Moderator/Chair:Anna Adamska, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 349-aTesting Legal Boundaries for Urban Women in Late Medieval Moravia
(Language: English)
Michaela Antonín Malaníková, Department of History, Palacký University, Olomouc
Index terms: Anthropology, Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law
Paper 349-bFemale Religious Communities in Medieval Český Krumlov
(Language: English)
Daniela Rywiková, Department of Art History University of Ostrava
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 349-cWomen from Patrician Families in Medieval Gdańsk: Were They Only in the Shadow of Men?
(Language: English)
Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Women's Studies

The first paper will offer a general view of several legal institutions that played a crucial role in various phases of the lifecycle of urban female population in late medieval Moravia. The focus will be on the possibilities of unmarried girls to inherit property, options for wives to manage family property and also, on the widows handling inheritance. The second paper is dedicated to the unique triple monastery complex in the residential town of the powerful Rosenberg family in South Bohemia. Its aim is to introduce the unique visual culture of the two female religious communities who lived in this monastic complex: Poor Clare sisters and female tertiaries (or beguines).The third paper draws attention to the unique positions of women from patrician families in medieval Gdańsk compared to other social groups. Were these women constantly in the shadow of their father, their husbands and their brother.