IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1150: Power, Mobility, and Social Distinction: Crafts and Craftsmen in Medieval Iberia, 12th-15th Centuries

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Project 'MedCrafts - Crafts Regulation in Portugal in the Late Middle Ages (14th-15th Centuries)', Portuguese Science & Technology Foundation
Organiser:Arnaldo Rui Azevedo de Sousa Melo, Departamento de História, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Rees Jones, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York
Paper 1150-aCrafts in an Economic Transition: South-Western Iberia, 12th and 13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Hermenegildo Fernandes, Centro de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 1150-bRevisit an Issue: What Was the Real Role of The Craftsmen in Lisbon Council in the 14th and 15th Centuries?
(Language: English)
Amélia Aguiar Andrade, Departamento de História, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais & Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1150-cCrafts and Merchants in Oporto in the 14th and 15th Centuries: Social, Economic, and Political Interconnections and Hierarchies
(Language: English)
Arnaldo Rui Azevedo de Sousa Melo, Departamento de História, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1150-dCraftsmen of Évora and Coimbra: Political Role and Social-Religious Behaviours, 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Hermínia Maria Vasconcelos Vilar, Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades, Universidade de Évora
Helena Coelho, Faculdade de Letras Universidade de Coimbra
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

In this session we aim to identify and analyse processes and criteria of social mobility and distinction within the context of the social group of craftsmen, taking the case of Portugal and, namely, the presence and influence of these craftsmen in local government. For that, we propose a four paper session covering different chronologies (from transition period to the end of the Middle Ages) and different places of medieval Portugal. Papers, that together, will make possible the construction of a global and comparative view of the evolution of political representation of this group at local and central level, as well as the identification of favorable or unfavorable conditions for its political and social affirmation.