IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 814: Power and Authority in the Late Medieval Town

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Kay Lacey, Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF)
Moderator/Chair:Mary Helen Margaret Hulton, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Paper 814-aCraft Organizations and the Urban Hierarchy
(Language: English)
Mary Helen Margaret Hulton, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 814-bGuilds in Medieval Cornish Towns
(Language: English)
Joanna M. Mattingly, Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 814-cPower and Authority in 15th-Century London
(Language: English)
Kay Lacey, Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion (DISTAFF)
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session on the medieval urban environment will consider the ranks of craft guilds and guild rosters in general – a subject introduced by Dr. Hulton. Dr. Mattingley will follow with a discussion of guild structure and surviving Cornish guild accounts (for Cornwall). Finally the last paper will describe the civic power structure of London and its relationship with the craft guilds and the crown. This session will cover ‘power and authority’ in the late medieval English town.