IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 331: Imposing Norms, Enforcing Rules, and Relativizing Socio-Political Stress, II: (In)Formal Economic Procedures in the Late Medieval Iberian Urban World

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

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:Flocel Sabaté Curull, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals 'Espai, poder I cultura', Universitat de Lleida
Paper 331-a'For the Service of the King': Legitimating Private Economic Attitudes and Ordering Collective Socio-Political Relations - Castilian Urban Businessmen in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
José Antonio Jara Fuente, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y Humanidades, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Paper 331-bCollecting Royal Taxes in Castile: Rules, Practices, and Pacts between Monarchy and Towns at the End of the 15th Century in the Kingdom of Toledo
(Language: English)
Pablo Ortego Rico, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Paper 331-cIdentifying Businessmen in Castile: The Ruling Economic Elite of Talavera de la Reina in the mid-15th Century
(Language: English)
Alicia Lozano Castellanos, Departamento de Historia, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca
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 deep 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.