IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 618: Lordship across the Mediterranean: Political Change and the Peasantry

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Angel Luis Mur Palmés, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Miriam Müller, Department of Medieval History, University of Birmingham
Paper 618-a'Lombard' Italy and 'Byzantine' Italy: Did it Really Make a Difference?
(Language: English)
Angel Luis Mur Palmés, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade
Paper 618-bLord-Peasant Relations in the Southern Balkans: Between the Economic and the Political, 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Kostas Moustakas, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Crete
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade
Paper 618-cFranks and Venetians in Cyprus: Changing Lords?
(Language: English)
Aysu Dinçer, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade
Abstract

This session will explore the extent to which the political situation affected lord-peasant relations. Each paper will focus on a different region across the Mediterranean; comparing modes of production, market networks, land-exploitation systems and the condition of the peasantry during periods of significant change in the respective political structures of those regions. Together, the three papers aim to offer a wide-ranging discussion on the problematics of approaching the impact of political change on social and economic conditions.