IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1333: Women and Community in Medieval Iberia

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Alexandra Guerson, Department of History, University of Toronto, New College
Moderator/Chair:Amy Livingstone, Department of History, Wittenberg University, Ohio
Paper 1333-aCredit and Connections: A Jewish Woman in the Christian Community of Vic, 1296-1307
(Language: English)
Sarah Ifft Decker, Department of History, Yale University
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1333-b'All the women are White and all the Blacks are men': Investigating the Relationships between Female Slave Owners and Female Slaves in Late Mediaeval Castilian Communities
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Hutchin-Bellur, Independent Scholar, Cupar
Index terms: Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1333-cA View of Catalan Peasant Women from 14th-Century Pastoral Visitation Records
(Language: English)
Michelle Armstrong-Partida, Department of History, University of Texas at El Paso
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1333-dWeaving Financial Webs: Jewish and Christian Women in the Credit Market of Late Medieval Girona
(Language: English)
Alexandra Guerson, Department of History, University of Toronto, New College
Dana Wessell Lightfoot, Department of History, University of Northern British Columbia
Abstract

This session seeks to explore the various ways in which women created, interacted with, and were influenced by their communities in medieval Iberia. The papers will explore socio-economic relations across gender, religion, and social status in both Castile and the Crown of Aragon from the 13th to the 16th centuries, focusing in particular on the networks women were embedded in and the ways in which they navigated such ties. By exploring the experiences of peasant, Jewish, slave, and conversa women this session complicates our conception of community in a period marked by communal upheavals and renewals.