IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 534: Mappings, I: Dispute Maps, 14th to Early-17th Century

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Organisers:Anette Baumann, Institut für Geschichte Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Evelien Timpener, Historisches Institut, Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Moderator/Chair:William Shannon, Independent Scholar, Preston
Paper 534-aFrench Dispute Maps, 14th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Juliette Dumasy-Rabineau, POLEN (Pouvoirs Lettres Normes) Université d'Orléans
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Law, Local History
Paper 534-bMappings at the High Court of Burgundy: Dispute Maps and the Great Council of Mechelen, 15th and 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Evelien Timpener, Historisches Institut, Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Law, Local History
Paper 534-cEnglish Dispute Maps, 16th to Early-17th Centuries
(Language: English)
William Shannon, Independent Scholar, Preston
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Law, Local History
Abstract

In the late Middle Ages, the occurrence of local and regional maps is heavily increasing. Many of these maps are connected with court files, most likely because the judges at court needed an overview of the disputed land. However, it is still unclear, how these maps functioned: Who was allowed to draw a map and how ‘objective’ was this result? The papers in this session focus on the use and function of maps within the courts of France, England, and the Netherlands.