IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1210: Other Aspects of Daily Life in Late Medieval Catalonia

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Pol Junyent Molins, Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona
Laura Miquel Milian, Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Paper 1210-aInclusion and Exclusion in Late Medieval Welfare Institutions in Barcelona
(Language: English)
Pol Bridgewater Mateu, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Local History, Social History
Paper 1210-bManaging the Otherness in Late Medieval Barcelona: The Ordinances of the Hospital de la Santa Creu
(Language: English)
Jaume Marcé Sánchez, Associació de Recerca i Difusió Interdisciplinàries en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 1210-cA Tale of Two Kings: Shifting Loyalties in Late Medieval Barcelona
(Language: English)
Laura Miquel Milian, Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

The 15th century in Catalonia was a period of changes that affected many aspects of its inhabitants’ lives. During that period of time, Catalonia saw the end of a royal dynasty and the arrival of a new one, both events packed with controversy and conflict. What also became evident was the slow but sure progression towards modern times and the problems that some institutions had to cope with. The aim of this session is to take a different approach to 15th-century city life, with a special focus on how common people were affected by all these situations and how local institutions transformed to confront new challenges. Through the three papers included in the session, we will be able to learn about the limits of medieval charity and welfare institutions (P. Bridgewater), the management of the Hospital de la Santa Creu (J. Marcé), and allegiances’ problems during civil war times (L. Miquel).