IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 512: The Rules to Follow (or Not) of Trade and Economic Exchange

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:France méridionale et Espagne: histoire des sociétés du Moyen-Âge à l'époque contemporaine (FRA.M.ESPA - UMR 5136), Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail
Organiser:Sandrine Victor, France méridionale et Espagne: histoire des sociétés du Moyen-Âge à l'époque contemporaine (FRA.M.ESPA - UMR 5136), Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche Jean François Champollion, Albi
Moderator/Chair:Sandrine Victor, France méridionale et Espagne: histoire des sociétés du Moyen-Âge à l'époque contemporaine (FRA.M.ESPA - UMR 5136), Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche Jean François Champollion, Albi
Paper 512-aTrade With The Devil in the Market Place, 13th- 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Isabelle Theiller, France méridionale et Espagne: histoire des sociétés du Moyen-Âge à l'époque contemporaine (FRA.M.ESPA - UMR 5136), Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban
Paper 512-bIn the Right Place, At the Right Time: Trading Locations in the Market Towns of Southern France - Regulation and Practices, 13th - 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Judicaël Petrowiste, France méridionale et Espagne: histoire des sociétés du Moyen-Âge à l'époque contemporaine (FRA.M.ESPA - UMR 5136), Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail / Laboratoire Identités, Cultures, Territoires (EA337), Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Law
Paper 512-cOrsanmichele: The Florentine Grain Market - 14th-Century Origins of a Commodities Exchange
(Language: English)
Marie D'Aguanno Ito, Georgetown University / Department of History, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban
Abstract

Economic exchanges follow rules that impose procedures necessary for the good economic progress of the exchange and for the respect and perpetuation of commercial partnership. They involve the existence of a staff of legislators who make sure that trade goes smoothly and, when necessary, settle disputes and judge those who do not abide by these rules. Economic exchanges are also ruled by tacit standards inherited from tradition, ethics, the respect of virtue, and the fear of sin.