Session Title

Italians Abroad

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Dept. of Medieval Studies, Central European Univ.

Organizer Name

Gerhard Jaritz

Organizer Affiliation

Central European Univ.

Presider Name

Gerhard Jaritz

Paper Title 1

Nicholaus, an Italian "Artifex" at the Imperial Burial Church of Lothar III in Königslutter

Presenter 1 Name

Anna Lee Spiro

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 2

Little Genoa: The First Italian Community in Medieval Poland

Presenter 2 Name

Leslie Carr-Riegel

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Central European Univ.

Paper Title 3

Bianca Maria Sforza: Not the Only Italian in Austria

Presenter 3 Name

Helga Gruber

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit/Univ. Salzburg

Start Date

11-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1245

Description

Members of different Italian communities can be found frequently in other geographical areas of the medieval world: as merchants, artisans, diplomats, preachers, diplomats, officials in the colonies of certain communes, and so on. Sources that offer information about their life and activities there, their positive and negative experiences, success and failure can be found regularly, particularly in late medieval evidence.

The session is not only aimed to present case studies in this respect; it should particularly offer answers to the questions, whether one can recognize patterns with regard to the Italians’ living circumstances abroad, the evaluation of the latter by themselves, and the characterization of these foreigners by residents of the areas where the Italians had come to. By this means, there will be more findings presented than economic, political or religious issues which have been already dealt with frequently. The main focus will rather be put on culture, mode of life, and quotidianity. Gerhard Jaritz

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Italians Abroad

Schneider 1245

Members of different Italian communities can be found frequently in other geographical areas of the medieval world: as merchants, artisans, diplomats, preachers, diplomats, officials in the colonies of certain communes, and so on. Sources that offer information about their life and activities there, their positive and negative experiences, success and failure can be found regularly, particularly in late medieval evidence.

The session is not only aimed to present case studies in this respect; it should particularly offer answers to the questions, whether one can recognize patterns with regard to the Italians’ living circumstances abroad, the evaluation of the latter by themselves, and the characterization of these foreigners by residents of the areas where the Italians had come to. By this means, there will be more findings presented than economic, political or religious issues which have been already dealt with frequently. The main focus will rather be put on culture, mode of life, and quotidianity. Gerhard Jaritz