Session1615
TitleInvisible and Imaginary Barriers and Their Crossing: Cases of Scholars, Merchants, and Women in Medieval Europe, II
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserAnna Paulina Orłowska, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa
 
Moderator/ChairBeata Możejko, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
 
Paper 1615-a Borders in the Life of Late Medieval Hanseatic Merchants: Strategies, Risks, Costs
(Language: English)
Anna Paulina Orłowska, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa
Index Terms: Economics - Trade; Economics - Urban; Genealogy and Prosopography; Law
Paper 1615-b Crossing Barriers: Jews in Late Medieval Warsaw
(Language: English)
Agnieszka Bartoszewicz, Wydział Historii, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Urban; Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Local History
Paper 1615-c Freedom or Dependency?: Economic Border within a Twin City in Late Medieval Poland
(Language: English)
Piotr Łozowski, Wydział Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowych, Uniwersytet w Białymstoku
Index Terms: Anthropology; Daily Life; Economics - General; Economics - Urban
 
AbstractThe first paper offers a general view on crossing borders in the late medieval Hanseatic zone. It demonstrates which cultural, linguistic, and law barriers merchants had to overcome, what strategies they used and which risks they faced. The second paper constitutes a case study of crossing barriers of religious and therefore legal and linguistic nature between the Jewish and Christian inhabitants of late medieval Warsaw. It aims to illustrate the points of contact, where, when and for what reasons these crossings occurred. The third paper examines the border within late medieval Polish twin city. Analyzing market relations and migrations between adjacent towns, it tests whether the economically weaker town was condemned to dependence, or whether it was able to maintain independence and freedom in conducting its economic policy.