IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 231: Imposing Norms, Enforcing Rules, and Relativizing Socio-Political Stress, I: (In)Formal Socio-Political Procedures in the Late Medieval Iberian Urban World

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Organiser:José Antonio Jara Fuente, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Moderator/Chair:José Antonio Jara Fuente, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Paper 231-aRuling the Inquisition and Facing Social Conflict in the Towns of the Crown of Aragon at the End of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Juan Antonio Barrio Barrio, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de Alicante
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 231-b'Nin alegados nin acostados': Kinship, Clientship, and the Norm - Controlling Political Relations in Burgos in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Alicia Inés Montero Málaga, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Historia Medieval, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Paper 231-cMarket Politics in the 15th Century: Burgos's Rule Over Its Hinterland
(Language: English)
Javier Sebastián Moreno, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Abstract

‘Un-ruled’ or ‘over-ruled’ societies are open to different levels of socio-political distress leading even to social dissolution. Society needs society, that is a set of social agents whose well lubricated interactions allow the reduction of distress to tolerable levels. And ‘norm-alizing’ societies is not simply a question of formally imposing or complying with rules. Sometimes informal procedures (whether they finally acquire a formal sanction or not) produce an acquiescence to society’s norms much deeper and intense than formal procedures do. This double session will centre on the normative results produced by the conjunction of both procedures on the urban arena.