IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 714: Revisiting Borders: Identity, Trust, and Transgression in Commercial and Religious Practices in Latin Europe, South Asia, and East Asia during the 'Medieval' Period

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Martial Staub, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Philippe Buc, Institut für Geschichte / Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 714-aCoins Traders, Identity, and Borders in Medieval Japan
(Language: English)
Mikael Adolphson, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies University of Cambridge
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Other, Social History
Paper 714-bConcepts of Borders and Transgression of Borders in Medieval India
(Language: English)
Annette Schmiedchen, Seminar für Indologie, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Other, Social History
Paper 714-cTrust across Borders: Some Insights from Late Medieval Trade and Knowledge Exchange in Latin Europe
(Language: English)
Martial Staub, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - German, Social History
Abstract

Long-distance trade and cross-border endowments offer a series of potentially important insights into the ways in which commercial and religious practices are affected by borders and contribute to redefining them through original forms of identity, trust, and transgression. The session aims to offer new perspectives gained from the examination of commercial practices in Latin Europe and in East Asia and religious practices in South Asia. Thus, it will also contribute to discussing the practice of comparative history and debating the usefulness of the notion of Middle Ages.