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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 849: Coexistence, Cooperation, and Rivalry in Medieval Towns: Borders and Alliances within the City Walls of Salzburg

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Marlene Ernst, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Paper 849-aBoundaries of Sainthood: Regional Cult and Veneration of Saints in the Eastern Alps Region
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Index terms: Hagiography, Local History, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 849-bIn the City's Heart and Still a Cosmos of Their Own: The Benedictine Monks in Medieval Salzburg
(Language: English)
Sonja Führer, Bibliothek, Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 849-cVisible and Invisible Borders: Citizens in Late Medieval Salzburg
(Language: English)
Jutta Baumgartner, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History

The inhabitants of a medieval town did not form a homogeneous unit, but were made up of a wide variety of population groups. They often concentrated locally and the spatial division was sometimes pursued for organizational reasons. Since the Middle Ages, the city of Salzburg can be broadly divided into three areas: the sovereign bishop's city, the district of the Benedictine monastery of St Peter, and the citizen city. The first paper discusses the veneration of saints in Salzburg. In the Middle Ages regionally limited cults arose around local saints. Here the role of the prince archbishop, but also of the monastery St Peter and the citizens in the exercise of the cult of saints is considered. The second paper talks about the abbey's clearly defined territorial extension reflected in the architecture and its religious and economic independence.The third paper reflects on the role of citizens in Salzburg. In the late medieval city, the scope of action of the citizens was limited. Natural topographical and artificial borders spatially referred the citizens to their settlement area and determined their actions.