Session1715
TitleInvisible and Imaginary Barriers and Their Crossing: Cases of Scholars, Merchants, and Women in Medieval Europe, III
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserBeata Możejko, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
 
Moderator/ChairAnna Paulina Orłowska, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa
 
Paper 1715-a Wife or Slave: Married Women in the Ecclesiastical Court in the Light of Records of the Archbishops of Gniezno in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Zofia Wilk-Woś, Instytut Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Społeczna Akademia Nauk, Łódź
Index Terms: Canon Law; Daily Life; Mentalities; Women's Studies
Paper 1715-b The Case of Anna Pilemann: Was It Possible for a Woman to Cross the Invisible Limits in Medieval Gdańsk?
(Language: English)
Beata Możejko, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index Terms: Daily Life; Genealogy and Prosopography; Mentalities; Women's Studies
Paper 1715-c Crossing the Borders: Economic Activity of Queen Bona Sforza in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
(Language: English)
Anna Pytasz-Kołodziejczyk, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Olsztyn
Index Terms: Economics - General; Economics - Rural; Politics and Diplomacy; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThe first paper analyzes the position of married women in the light of records of the archbishops of Gniezno. It is believed that the limits placed on married women in the Middle Ages in private and public life were stronger than the limits for widows and unmarried women. The second paper relates to the case of Anna Pilemann from Gdańsk, who got engaged without the consent of her guardians. What were the imagined barriers to the behaviour of girls in a medieval city. The third paper focuses on systematic economic and administrative activity conducted by Queen Bona Sforza during the 16th century. She broke invisible limits and led to the creation of one of the largest and successfully managed complexes of the Jagiellonian estates in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.