IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1038: Power Elites in the Later Middle Ages, I: Financial Agents in the Royal Treasury in the Iberian Peninsula

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Esther Tello Hernández, Departament d'Estudis Medievals, Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:José Antonio Jara Fuente, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca
Paper 1038-aThe Socio-Economic Profile of a Political Elite: The Vedores da Fazenda of the Kings of Portugal, 1385-1521
(Language: English)
Diogo Faria, Centro de Estudos da População, Economia e Sociedade / Departamento de História e Estudos Políticos e Internacionais, Universidade do Porto / Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1038-bSources for the Study of Queen Juana of Castile's House: The Accounts of the Treasurer Ochoa de Landa
(Language: English)
Paula Martínez Hernández, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1038-cFinancial Agents and Ecclesiastical Revenues in the Crown of Aragon: The Point of View of Royal Treasury, 1350-1386
(Language: English)
Esther Tello Hernández, Departament d'Estudis Medievals, Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Urban
Abstract

This session aims to study the financial agents at the service of the public power. Given the reality of the Iberian monarchies between the 14th and the 16th centuries, we will try to highlight the common aspects of the activity of these agents in three different contexts. Using documentation from royal chancery and royal treasury, we will attempt to observe the dynamics of these actors inserted in three different public institutions (municipality, Crown and Church). This way we will analyze their role as the main creditors of these entities, as well as how they managed and administered their incomes looking for other benefits beyond the economic gains.