IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1324: Urban Connected Communities, III: Identity and Interaction

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Organiser:Laura Crombie, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Pamela M. King, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Paper 1324-aThe Urban Communities of Southern Italy and Sicily and the Norman Expansion in the South, (1050-1090): Negotiation and Tolerance or Brutal Show of Force?
(Language: English)
Georgios Theotokis, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 1324-bPiemontese Moneylenders in the 15th-Century Flemish Credit Market of Bruges and Ghent: Interactions with Local Moneylenders
(Language: English)
Federico Cannelloni, Dipartimento di Storia, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Paper 1324-cThe Accounts of the Archery Guild of Dudzele: Rural Guilds and Community Spirit
(Language: English)
Kristof Dombrecht, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Economics - Urban, Military History, Social History

The final Urban Connected Communities panel will consider different types of interaction and participation in England and Flanders; holy, commercial and even rural communities. Analysing first the urban perspective of a powerful patron saint, St Edmund, the strength of Bury’s civic identity will be set out. Turning to commercial interactions, the networks and societies within credit markets will be analysed with a focus on 15th-century Ghent and Bruges. Moving from urban to rural, a new perspective on village society, it similarities to or difference from urban communities will be analysed through intense scrutiny of the archers of Dudzele’s account books.