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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1017: Entangled Commodities, I: Cloth Trade and Economic Networks in the Western Mediterranean

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Respondent:Anna Rich-Abad, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1017-aWoollens and Cloth Markets in the Western Mediterranean in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Lluis To Figueras, Departament d'Història i d'Història de l'Art Universitat de Girona
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1017-bDomestic Cloth Trade in Barcelona in an Era of Apparent Economic Decline, c. 1480-1520
(Language: English)
Lluís Sales Favà, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban

The two 'entangled commodities' sessions aim to explore and discuss the cultural significance, trade, production, and uses of a range of commodities. The first session in this strand focuses on the local and international economic links involved in the production and trade of cloth in the Western Mediterranean. The first paper will examine the ways in which cloth from Flanders and Northern France reached consumers in the Mediterranean, exploring the role played by merchants from southern France who became crucial middlemen between producing centres and fairs in Languedoc and the Pyrenees where they met drapers. 'The second paper utilises an unexplored fiscal source from the city of Barcelona; the so-called Lleuda de Mediona, and examines the manufacture and exchange of woollen goods in the 15th and early 16th centuries.