Exhibition on Medieval Towns in Magdeburg

Exhibition on Medieval Towns in Magdeburg

The new exhibition of the Cultural Heritage Museum is titled ‘Faszination Stadt¬† – The Allure of Metropolitan areas,’ and is focused to the network of medieval cities adhering to Magdeburg legislation. The matter is broadly framed, beginning with town progress in antiquity – but then it focuses on the progress and spread of Magdeburg city regulation in the Middle Ages. The Magdeburg regulation originated in the twelfth century and unfold in the training course of the German east settlement throughout Central Europe, particularly to the areas of Poland, Bohemia and the Kingdom of Hungary. It is a attribute characteristic of urbanization in this regiou and its peculiarity is that it divided the community energy involving the council and a jury appointed by the ruler. This manufactured it a lot easier for territorial rulers these as the Teutonic Get in the Baltic States and the kings of Poland and Hungary to management the cities they proven and granted freedoms to. The authorized framework was delivered by the Sachsenspiegel, codified in 1230, which was a summary of present legal understanding. Starting up from the story of Magdeburg regulation, the exhibition provides the legal framework, the working day to day operations and everyday lifetime in medieval cities of Central Europe.
The 250 objects on see are assorted, ranging from high-class present merchandise to objects of day-to-day lifetime. Offered the subject, it is not shocking that a massive quantity of loans from Hungary and the neighboring international locations are featured in the exhibition.  The exhibition is accompanied by an 800-web site catalog and by a volume of research devoted to the matter. It continues to be on see until eventually February 2, 2020. You can locate far more info on the particular website set up for the exhibition or in the flyer presented by the museum.

Check out of the exhibition, with the tombstone of a painter from Buda
(Budapest Record Museum)
The effects introduced in the exhibition count on a investigation challenge coordinated by the Museum. A website was also set up to supply information and facts about Magdeburg regulation – it is a incredibly handy useful resource, furnishing, among the other folks, a map of European towns applying Magdeburg legislation.
Copy of the Sachsenspiegel, Heidelberg University Library

(Photographs by Kulturhistorisches Museum Magdeburg)

Late 15th century Passion panel from Thorn/Torun