Session536
TitleCommunities in Medieval Towns, I: Debating Boundaries
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorRussian Science Foundation, Moscow
 
OrganiserPavel Uvarov, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
 
Moderator/ChairAnna Anisimova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
 
Paper 536-a Boundaries of a Town, Boundaries of a Diocese, Boundaries of a University: Paris at the Turn of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Pavel Uvarov, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index Terms: Law; Mentalities; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 536-b Ecclesiastical Power and Civic Identity in the Medieval Fête des Merveilles in Lyon
(Language: English)
Aleksandr Korolev, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Local History; Social History
Paper 536-c Changing Limits of Urban Privileges: The Case of Poperinge
(Language: English)
Anna Mayzlish, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Social History
 
AbstractOne of the most interesting moments in the history of a community is that of its spontaneous emergence. However, that moment usually presents less evidence. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that emerging groups, may be even not yet regulated by a rule, can be defined by boundaries of different nature - legal, topographical, mental, etc. - and by an opposition. At the same time, the opposite situation is also possible, with boundaries coming first and stimulating the consolidation of a group, i.e. boundaries could have formed communities.