IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1536: A Question of Time, I: Mercantile Life and Production, 13th-16th Centuries

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Giulio Biondi, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell’Antichità, Università degli Studi di Padova
Edward Dettmam Loss, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Moderator/Chair:David Igual Luis, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete
Paper 1536-aTime is Money: San Giacomo di Rialto and the Impact of Public Clock Faces in 15th-Century Venice
(Language: English)
Iseabail Rowe, Department of History & Civilization, European University Institute, Firenze
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban
Paper 1536-bLabour Time and Production Cycles of Wool Manufacture in Renaissance Florence
(Language: English)
Francesco Ammannati, Centro 'Carlo F. Dondena' per la Ricerca sulle Dinamiche Sociali e Politiche Pubbliche, Università Bocconi, Milano
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban
Paper 1536-cLeather Work in Late Medieval Italy: From Raw Materials to Manufactured Goods
(Language: English)
Laura Righi, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Trento
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban

The following session is the first one of three panels organised to put together different researches currently developed on various aspects of Late Medieval economy (production, market, consumption and etc.) under the guiding line of a single concept: Time. This first encounter will be composed of papers regarding questions, such as: what were the techniques and phases of production involved? What was the workers’ time of employment? What is the influence of time in the organisation of mercantile life? Essays proposed to describe all components of productive processes, from raw materials to manufactered products, and their distribution in markets.