IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 619: The Materiality of Credit across Europe: A Comparative Perspective

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Stephan Köhler, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Moderator/Chair:Hiram Kümper, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Paper 619-aMedieval Crowdfunding: Find Creditors, Make Friends!
(Language: English)
Annette Kehnel, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Mannheim
Annette Kehnel, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Mannheim
Annette Kehnel, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Mannheim
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General, Social History, Theology
Paper 619-bThe Role of Tallies in Medieval Debt: Sources, Problems, Approaches
(Language: English)
Tanja Skambraks, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Tanja Skambraks, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Tanja Skambraks, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - General, Social History
Paper 619-cCoins and Credit in the Middle Ages: A Somewhat Obscure Relationship of Everyday Payment
(Language: English)
Sebastian Steinbach, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Sebastian Steinbach, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Sebastian Steinbach, Historisches Seminar, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - General, Numismatics
Paper 619-dLending Money and Pawnbroking in the Alpine Region: Comital Pawnshops in 13th-Century Tyrol
(Language: English)
Stephan Köhler, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Stephan Köhler, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Stephan Köhler, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Abstract

The main problem of the research on small-scale credit relationships in medieval societies has been the lack of sources, since everyday economic practices of mutual debt were usually run informally and have not been documented. Recently the discussion has been stimulated by new impulses, particularly in the area of urban credit practices. This session is based on the original research studies about different regions (Tyrol, England, …) and contributes to this research field with the exemplary analysis of the materiality of sources (ie. tally sticks, account books, notaries) that so far have not been used for this purpose.