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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1303: Administrative Accountability in Late Medieval Europe

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institutul de Cercetare al Universității din București (ICUB)
Organiser:Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici, Humanities Division, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Moderator/Chair:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1303-aDefining the Castellan's Officium in 14th-Century Savoy
(Language: English)
Ionuț Epurescu-Pascovici, Humanities Division, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Paper 1303-bRuling from Afar: Genoese and Venetian Instructions to Their Black Sea Agents, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Alessandro Flavio Dumitrașcu, Secția de Științe umaniste, Institutul de Cercetare, Universitatea din București
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Social History
Paper 1303-cThe Accountability of Venetian Territorial Officials in Dalmatia, 15th to 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Dana-Silvia Caciur, Facultatea de Istorie, Universitatea din Bucureşti
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Social History
Abstract

The growing field of medieval accountability studies directs our attention not only to the workings of medieval administrations and the performance of territorial officials, but also to the social dynamics between the political elites and the local communities. Rooted in some of the richest archives of late medieval Europe, the papers in this session discuss the normative expectations about local agents' conduct in office as well as the procedures through which they were held accountable for the exercise of their duties. Special attention is paid to the accountability of officials posted in remote locations, across the Alps, or the sea.