Session1512
TitleEncounters beyond the Border Zones: Material and Cultural Practices across the Frontier of the Long Middle Ages, 8th-15th Centuries
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserMarco Franzoni, Università degli Studi di Padova / Università Ca' Foscari Venezia / Università degli Studi di Verona
 
Moderator/ChairJulia M. H. Smith, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Paper 1512-a Materiality and Immateriality of the Carolingian Frontier Zones: Fortresses, Diplomacy, and the Practices of Power
(Language: English)
Marco Franzoni, Università degli Studi di Padova / Università Ca' Foscari Venezia / Università degli Studi di Verona
Index Terms: Military History; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 1512-b Brocades and Furs, Artisans and Architects: Crossing Cultural Borders between Milan, Moscow, and Buda, 1466-1499
(Language: English)
Carolina Manfredini, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index Terms: Mentalities; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 1512-c Hearing the Border: Secular Music and Devotional Practices in 15th-Century Courts
(Language: English)
Jessica Ottelli, Dipartimento di scienze Storiche, Università degli Studi di Padova / Studi Umanistici / Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Index Terms: Liturgy; Music; Social History
 
AbstractThe medieval world was characterised by a great variety of borders which, overlapping and intertwining with each other, marked both the physical and the intangible world. Studying the movements of objects, people, and ideas across geographical and immaterial frontiers is fundamental for understanding the border itself. From the diplomatic practices performed at the border of the Carolingian Empire, to the exchange of material and immaterial gifts among Buda, Moscow, and Milan, to the interpenetration of popular and ecclesiastical music in the late medieval courts, the aim of this session is to investigate cultural and material encounters through the lens of the borders.