IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 821: Cities in Medieval Italy and Italians in Medieval Cities, III: Merchants in Medieval Cities - Insiders, Outsiders, and Go-Betweens

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

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 821-aGenoese Trade Networks in Southern Iberia: Trade, Technological Transfer, Economic Integration
(Language: English)
Adela Fábregas García, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Granada
Alberto García Porras, Departmento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Granada
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban
Paper 821-bExiles and Outsiders: Mercantile Networks between Tuscany and the Crown of Aragon in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Maria Elisa Soldani, Scuola Superiore di Studi Storici di San Marino
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

This session examines the problem of identity – local, regional, national, occupational, religious – in commercial affairs and the various and sometimes contrasting ways it was used to facilitate or mediate commercial activity. It also shows how, for Italians at least, the question of identity was sometimes bound up with the familiar phenomena of factionalism and exile. Finally, it explores the way in which the religious identity of Jewish merchants sometimes intersected or overlapped with other aspects of their identity but sometimes also diverged, and it considers whether one aspect tended to prevail over the others.