IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1031: The Castellanies of Medieval Savoy and Their Rolls of Accounts

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Universitatea din București
Organiser:Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici, Humanities Division, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Moderator/Chair:Divna Manolova, Department of Philology, University of Silesia, Katowice
Paper 1031-aThe Savoyard Castellany Accounts as Dialogical Texts
(Language: English)
Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici, Humanities Division, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Index terms: Administration, Anthropology, Archives and Sources, Social History
Paper 1031-bJustice and Its Administration in the Savoyard Computi
(Language: English)
Aude Wirth-Jaillard, Humanities Division, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Law, Social History
Paper 1031-cWar and Its Financing in Late Medieval Savoy
(Language: English)
Roberto Biolzi, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne / Humanities Division, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Military History, Social History
Abstract

The rolls of accounts of the Savoyard castellanies – administrative-territorial units – testify to a process of institutional reform from the middle of the 13th century and provide ample socio-economic data on the communities of the Western Alps. The papers in this session demonstrate how the vast but under-explored Savoyard fiscal-administrative archive can be analysed so as to shed new light on communications between the central administration and the count’s local agents, the castellans; on the workings of comital justice; and on the logistics and social impact of the Savoyard military administration.