IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1552: The Monetary System and Currency in Eurasia in the Pre-Modern Era, I: Authority and Coinage in the Medieval Mediterranean Region

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Project 'The Mechanism and Its Development of Monetary and Circulative System in the Western Part of Eurasia in Pre-modern Times', Kumamoto University / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Organiser:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Moderator/Chair:William R. Day, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Paper 1552-aCoinage and Representation of Power in Medieval Languedoc
(Language: English)
Nobutada Zushi, Faculty of Literature, Arts & Cultural Studies, Kinki University, Osaka
Nobutada Zushi, Faculty of Literature, Arts & Cultural Studies, Kinki University, Osaka
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Numismatics
Paper 1552-bThe Treatment of Islamic Coins in the Christian Kingdoms in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Toshihiro Abe, Universitat de Barcelona
Toshihiro Abe, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Numismatics, Political Thought
Paper 1552-cStability and Debasement of the Byzantine Gold Coinage
(Language: English)
Michiya Nishimura, Faculty of Economics, Fukuoka University, Japan
Michiya Nishimura, Faculty of Economics, Fukuoka University, Japan
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - General, Numismatics
Paper 1552-dFatimid Coinage and Caliphal Authority
(Language: English)
Manabu Kameya, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hirosaki University, Japan
Manabu Kameya, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Hirosaki University, Japan
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Numismatics, Political Thought
Abstract

This session presents some results of the research project ‘The Mechanism and Its Development of Monetary and Circulative System in the Western Part of Eurasia in Pre-modern Times’, Kumamoto University, sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The central theme of this project is to investigate how money circulated in the Middle Ages by focusing on the elements of authority, quality, and trust, which were integrated into each coinage. Based on this perspective, our session aims to clarify the different aspects of money and its circulation by exploring the relationship between money and power around the medieval Mediterranean region. The first paper will discuss the roles of feudal and royal coinages in southern France during the 13th and 14th centuries. The second paper will focus on the creation, use, and disappearance of Islamic coins and imitation Islamic coins in Western Christendom, especially in the Iberian Peninsula and South Italy around the 13th century. The third paper will focus on Byzantine gold coinage, focusing on its stability from 4th-10th centuries and debasement in the 11th century. The fourth paper will examine representations of authority of the Fatimid caliphate based on coins issued under the Fatimid rule (909-1171).