IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 139: Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records, I: Reading Records, Raising Questions

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Center for Medieval Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Frans Camphuijsen, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Ian Forrest, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Paper 139-aThe Medieval Records of the 'Grands Jours' of the Parlement of Paris: Looking for the Litigants
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Schmit, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 139-bEmotions History and London's Mercantile Culture: Trust, Reputation, and Fairness in Late Medieval and Early Modern Court Records
(Language: English)
Merridee Lee Bailey, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Law, Mentalities
Paper 139-cText, Non-Text, and Context: Medieval Law Courts beyond the Written Record
(Language: English)
Frans Camphuijsen, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law, Social History
Abstract

This strand of three sessions, a continuation of previous stands at the IMC in 2013 and 2014, brings together scholars working on late medieval legal archives across Western Europe. It seeks to provoke debate on the multiple methodologies applicable to late medieval judicial documents and to foster contacts between scholars working on these rich and remarkable sources, focussing on topics such as identity and reputation, social narratives, communities, legal procedures and the relationship between judicial records and the everyday life of the societies which produced them.