IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 815: Urban Public Government Facing the Different Powers and Interests

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Haskins Society, Japan
Organiser:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Moderator/Chair:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Paper 815-aUrban Settlement of the North and North-Central Italy in the 9th-10th Centuries: A Fortification of Church and City
(Language: English)
Teruko Kido, Ooita University
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 815-bMedieval Market Activities under Urban Governmental Control?: In the Light of a Town-Register of Saint-Omer in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Masahiko Yamada, Kyoto Woman University
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 815-cThe Wine Merchants and Royal Power in Poitou during the Reign of Alfonso of Poiters
(Language: English)
Akemi Ooya, Kyusyu Sangyo University
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban
Paper 815-dFinancial Administration of the French City in the Late Middle Ages: A Case of the Finances of Troyes
(Language: English)
Yoichiro Hanada, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to point out the dynamics and restriction of city government by observing the aspects of urban administration facing the different powers or interests. The reports aimed respectively at posing the following problems. How can we describe the urban self-administration during the Early Middle Ages? In what degree could the urban patricians control the citizen’s commercial activities? What kind of economical relation did a body of merchants-patricians establish with the powerful lord? How did they develop a system of public finance for keeping their government well?