IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1121: Cities in Medieval Italy and Italians in Medieval Cities, V: Across the Great Divide - Merchants and Cities in Trans-Alpine Trade

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:School of History & Archives, University College Dublin / Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Organisers:Edward Coleman, Department of History,
William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Paper 1121-aThe Great Ravensburg Company: A South-German Hanse?
(Language: English)
Marco Veronesi, Seminar für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Administration, Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban
Paper 1121-bItalian Merchants in 15th-Century Bruges and 16th-Century Antwerp: Trade and Social Integration
(Language: English)
Peter Stabel, Centrum voor Stadsgeschiedenis, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1121-cThe Network of Florentine Merchant-Banking Companies in the North of Europe: Collaboration vs Competition
(Language: English)
Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

This session contrasts the experiences of south German merchants active in the Western Mediterranean with those of Italian merchants in their relations with Northern Europe. It considers the Hanse-like characteristics of one German company of the 15th century from the perspective of Genoa, the commercial networks of Lucchese merchant-banking families centred in Bruges, and the relations of Florentine merchants operating in Northern Europe with merchants of ostensibly rival companies from Italy.