IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 637: A 'Dark Matter': Archaeology and History of Fiscal Estates, II - Structures and Extent, 9th-11th Centuries

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Paolo Tomei, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del sapere, Università di Pisa
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Moderator/Chair:Simon MacLean, Department of History, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Paper 637-a'Hic rex potius quam marchio poterat appellari': The Fiscal Backbone of the Marquises of Tuscany, 9th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Paolo Tomei, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del sapere, Università di Pisa
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 637-bReshaping a Frame: The System of Fiscal Curtes in Northern Italy and the Politics of King Hugh of Arles (926-945)
(Language: English)
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 637-c'Bertha, amatissima': Berengar I's Daughter and the Rule on the Fiscal Estates in the Po Valley, 10th Century, First Half
(Language: English)
Tiziana Lazzari, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

With the collapse of Roman Empire in the West, rulers based their political and economic strength upon the possession of land, instead of a widespread and efficient system of taxation. Therefore, for a king it was essential to control and redistribute a huge amount of land. This session will focus on the Kingdom of Italy: Paper A will provide a first overview of the extent, geographical distribution and structure of the fisc in the March of Tuscany. The system of fiscal curtes of the Po valley will be investigated through an analysis of the politics of Hugh of Arles (Paper B) and of abbess Berta, daughter of Berengar I (Paper C).