IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1015: To Europe and Back: The Portuguese Circulation of People, Goods, and Culture in the Late Middle Ages

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Francesco Renzi, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Moderator/Chair:Fernando Mouta, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto
Paper 1015-aPort Cities and the Evolution of Urban Layout in the Late Middle Ages: Porto in a Euro-Atlantic Perspective
(Language: English)
Helena Teixeira, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Architecture - General, Social History
Paper 1015-bCrossing Borders: Portuguese Merchants in the Mediterranean in the Second Half of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Ana Clarinda Cardoso, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM) Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto / Centro de Humanidades Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 1015-cMusic Has No Borders: The Mobility of Musicians between Portugal and Europe in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Ana Machado, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Music, Social History
Abstract

It is undeniable that with the birth of E.U., Europe reached an extraordinary level of free circulation of people, goods, and culture across the continent. Nonetheless, during the Middle Ages, Europe already attained a considerable degree of social, economic, and cultural integration. This panel considers the Portuguese role in this process, challenging the traditional view of Portugal as belonging to a European ‘periphery’. To achieve this goal, we will focus on three case studies. First, the maritime and commercial Euro-Atlantic connections of Porto. Second, Portugal as an economic agent in the Mediterranean. Third, the circulation of musicians between Portugal and Europe.