Session537
TitleInclusion and Exclusion: Visible and Invisible Boundaries of Late Medieval Communities
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserEdda Frankot, Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap, Nord universitet, Bodø
 
Moderator/ChairMiriam Tveit, Historie, kultur og media, Nord universitet
 
Paper 537-a Penal Pilgrimage or Death: The Exclusion of Women for Witchcraft by the 14th-Century Church in Norway and Ireland
(Language: English)
Therese Thuv, Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap, Nord universitet, Bodø
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Law; Social History
Paper 537-b 'In quodam hospicio suspecto, ubi mulieres suspectae fuerunt': Sexual Misdeeds and Social Outcasts in Late Medieval Poland
(Language: English)
Karolina Morawska, Wydział Nauk o Kulturze i Sztuce, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Law; Social History
Paper 537-c Banishment and Redemption in an Urban Context in the Late Medieval Netherlands
(Language: English)
Edda Frankot, Fakultet for samfunnsvitenskap, Nord universitet, Bodø
Index Terms: Law; Social History
 
AbstractThe boundaries of late medieval communities could be indicated visibly, for example through the use of walls, but also invisibly through the inclusion and exclusion of its members. In this session, these boundaries and their enforcement are investigated with regard to urban and church communities in a number of European countries. The first paper considers two early witchcraft cases from Ireland and Norway which resulted in the exclusion from their communities of the female perpetrators in very different ways. In the second paper, the marginalisation of sex workers compared to other groups on the social margins is analysed for late medieval Poland. In the third paper, an investigation of banishment and subsequent redemption offers insights into both exclusion and inclusion practices in the late medieval urban Netherlands.