TitleCoexistence, Co-Operation, and Rivalry in Medieval Towns: Borders and Alliances within the City Walls of Salzburg
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorInterdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
OrganiserManuel Schwembacher, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
Moderator/ChairMarlene Ernst, Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities, Universität Passau
Paper 1126-a Boundaries of Sainthood: Regional Cults and Veneration of Saints in Early Medieval Bavaria
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese, Salzburg
Index Terms: Hagiography; Local History; Mentalities; Religious Life
Paper 1126-b In 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: Local History; Monasticism; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1126-c Border Demarcations: Where Citizens Reached Their Limits in Late Medieval Salzburg
(Language: English)
Jutta Baumgartner, Archiv der Erzdiözese, Salzburg
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Urban; Local History; Social History
AbstractThe 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 organisational 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 Bavaria and the ecclesiastical province of Salzburg and its importance in establishing a preliminary organisation of the Bavarian church. 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 as well as natural topographical and artificial boundaries, determined the actions and living space of the citizens.