IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1352: Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages, IV: Critical Approaches to the Ideology and Political Economy of the Medieval and Early Modern State

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages (AAMA)
Organiser:Ilya Afanasyev, Birmingham Research Institute for History & Cultures, University of Birmingham / The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Tanja Skambraks, Historisches Institut, Universit├Ąt Mannheim
Paper 1352-aThe Merchants and the State: Capital Accumulation in Islamic Egypt
(Language: English)
Lorenzo Bondioli, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1352-b'Sad England suffers and groans': The Personification of 'Countries', Gender, and Political-Economic Imaginaries in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Ilya Afanasyev, Birmingham Research Institute for History & Cultures, University of Birmingham / The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1352-cIndividual Agency, Merchant Capital(ism), and State Ideology in 16th-Century North-Western Europe
(Language: English)
Maria Aleksandrova, Centre for Medieval Studies Higher School of Economics Moscow
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The fourth session in a strand sponsored by the Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages group. Following a successful round table discussion on this theme at IMC 2019, attended by an international group of medievalists from all career stages, this strand is an experiment in rethinking the ideology and political economy of the state, with particular emphasis on Fatimid Egypt, 12th-century England, and financial markets.