IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 837: A 'Dark Matter': Archaeology and History of Fiscal Estates, IV - Influences and Behaviour, 9th-11th Centuries

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

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:Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 837-aConflicts over Woodland Appropriation and Expansion of Fiscal Estates in Francia, 8th and 9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nicolas Schroeder, Département d'Histoire, Arts et Archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 837-bThe King's Lands and His Neighbours in Northern Italy, 8th-10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Roberta Cimino, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 837-cLights in the Darkness?: New Data on Carolingian Public Curtes in the Arno Valley
(Language: English)
Federico Cantini, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del sapere, Università di Pisa
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Fiscal estates represent a sort of ‘dark matter’: vast and influential, but scarcely documented and still largely unexplored. Through the juxtaposition of written and archaeological sources the session will address the issue of interaction between fiscal estates and the surrounding social and economic environment. Paper -a will explore the problem of conflicts involving fiscal wooded land in Francia. Paper -b will assess the significance of royal estates in Northern Italy by exploring their relationship with the territories in which they were situated. Paper -c will pose the question if central fiscal places in the Arno valley were just efficient tools of exploitation or they could function as engines of growth.