IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1604: Economic Interactions of Historical Geographical Regions of Medieval Europe

Thursday 10 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Moderator/Chair:Dick E. H. de Boer, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 1604-aDubrovnik Merchants in the Mining Economy of Medieval Bosnia
(Language: English)
Darko Karacic, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1604-bFlorentine Merchant Families in Western and Central Europe: Economic Strategies
(Language: English)
Krisztina Arany, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / National Archives of Hungary, Budapest
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Urban
Paper 1604-cRecent Studies on the Economic History of Central Europe
(Language: English)
Balázs Nagy, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest / Eötvös Loránd University
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade
Abstract

The session examines the economic interactions between ‘Mediterranean’, Western and Central Europe in the 14th- and 15th centuries as the latter region underwent economic equilibration with the former in conditions of falling transactions costs which were only disturbed during the ‘bullion famines’ of 1390-1415 and 1444-1458. It will focus mainly on economic connections and communications, including industrial production, commercial and family links and also will give a historiographic overview of the most recent studies on the economic history of Central Europe.