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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 333: Consumption, Demand, and Material Culture in Late Medieval Catalonia, III: Consumption and Consumers

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Renda feudal i fiscalitat a la Catalunya baixmedieval (Refiscat), Universitat de Girona
Organiser:Laura Miquel Milian, Institució Milà i Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Jaume Marcé Sánchez, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 333-aCloth Trade and Cloth Traders in a Medieval Catalan Small Town: The Case of Peralada, c. 1300
(Language: English)
Víctor Eduardo Farías Zurita, Departament d'Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Local History
Paper 333-bWho Is Who?: Social Differentiation through the Material Possessions Found in the Households of Late Medieval Catalonia
(Language: English)
Aina Palarea Marimon, Department of History & Civilization, European University Institute, Firenze
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Trade

The final session that concludes the series 'Consumption, Demand, and Material Culture in Late Medieval Catalonia' will focus on both consumers and consumption during 14th and 15th c. Catalonia. The first speaker will explore the textile consumption in Peralada before the Black Death by looking at debt contracts made to textile merchants (drapers). Instead, the second speaker will focus on the period after the Black Death. She will give a more general view of consumption patterns and its evolution through time by analyzing hundreds of probate inventories.