IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1715: Food, Supply, and Conflict in the Mediterranean Borderland: Morocco and Iberia

Thursday 7 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Organiser:Hermenegildo Fernandes, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Fatima Rhorchi, The School of Law, Economics & Social Sciences, Université Moulay Ismaïl, Morocco
Paper 1715-aWhen Two Empires Collide: Starvation in the Transition From the Almoravid to the Almohad Rule in North Africa, 1139-1147
(Language: English)
Inês Lourinho, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Inês Lourinho, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Inês Lourinho, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Economics - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1715-bEating and Fighting: Food in the Portuguese Army of the Conquests in the Maghreb, 15th Century
(Language: English)
Inês Meira Araújo, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Inês Meira Araújo, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Inês Meira Araújo, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1715-cSupplying the Frontier in 15th-Century Morocco: An Analysis of the Balance Sheet Reports of the Portuguese Governors
(Language: English)
Gonçalo Matos Ramos, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Gonçalo Matos Ramos, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Gonçalo Matos Ramos, Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

War and food are closely intertwined and, to some extent, they complement each other. Without food or drink, there is no war. Besides, battles are often triggered by problems of food capture, or it consists on the destruction of the enemies supply routes or provisions. One can say that war is, therefore, sometimes cause, other times consequence of the scarce of food. The papers will be dealing with problems of food supplies in Maghreb and Iberia confrontations (12th-15th centuries): the feed of armies in war; the provision of food for the victims of war; the supply of the conquered cities.