IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1338: Power Elites in the Middle Ages, IV: The Share of Urban Oligarchies and Nobility in the Castillian Fiscal System (14th-16th Centuries)

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:José Manuel Triano Milán, Departamento de Arqueología e Historia Medieval, Universidad de Malaga
Moderator/Chair:José Antonio Jara Fuente, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca
Paper 1338-a'For itself and the res publica': The Consolidated Annuites of Castile and the Role of Nobility, 1489-1504
(Language: English)
Federico Gálvez Gambero, Departamento de Arqueología e Historia Medieval, Universidad de Málaga
Index terms: Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1338-bIn the Granada Frontier: The 'Portazgo' of Moron de la Frontera in 1490 - Study and Documentation
(Language: English)
Jesús García Ayoso, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Málaga
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 1338-cPower, Prestige, and Financial Profits: The Sevillian Elites and the Collection of the Royal 'pedido'
(Language: English)
José Manuel Triano Milán, Departamento de Arqueología e Historia Medieval, Universidad de Malaga
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

One of the keys of the rise of the Modern State in Castile was the covenant established between elites and Monarchy. Through this pact, the privileged groups achieved significant amount of economic benefits within the tax structure of the Crown, as well as several ways to strengthen their authority and increase their prestige. They contributed thoroughly to the consolidation of the new paradigm of state. This session analyses some of the aspects that allowed the Castilian nobility to overcome the setback experienced by their traditional sources of income, as the appropiation of Crown revenues or the later participation in the consolidated annuities issued by the Catholic Monarchs, ensuring its political role. Also, we study the fiscal role of urban oligarchies used by the Crown to manage tax collection at the local level.