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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1517: In Search of the Common Good: Socioeconomic Entanglements, Consensus, and Power in the Crown of Aragon, 14th-15th Centuries

Thursday 6 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals 'Espai, Poder i Cultura', Universitat de Lleida
Organiser:Flocel Sabaté Curull, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chairs:Fernando Ruchesi, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals 'Espai, Poder i Cultura', Universitat de Lleida
Flocel Sabaté Curull, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Paper 1517-aThe Transference of Practices and Discursiveness of the Common Good among Mercantile, Urban, and Parliamentary Spaces in Medieval Catalonia, 1380-1440
(Language: English)
Rogerio R Tostes, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals ‘Espai, poder i cultura’, Universitat de Lleida
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Law, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1517-bThe Almoina of Lleida: A Local Form of Power
(Language: English)
Núria Preixens Vidal, Facultat de Lletres, Universitat de Lleida
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1517-cInfluence Peddling in a Context of Bi-Statehood: The Valencian Mercantile Group and Ferdinand of Trastámara, Regent of Castile and King of Aragon, 1410-1416
(Language: English)
Carlos Crespo Amat, Departamento de Historia Medieval Historia Moderna y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas Universidad de Alicante
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

The aim of this session is to analyse different manifestations of the pursuit and achievement of the 'Common Good' in the societies of the Crown of Aragon through three levels of study. The three 'papers' examine some processes of transferring the notion of the 'Common Good' from the social and economic sphere to the political sphere: paper -a, through mimesis phenomena between mercantile practices and the instruments of consensus and political representation; paper -b, through the strategies of the Almoina as an institution of charity and power in the city of Lleida; and paper -c, through the mechanisms of coercion and convenience resulting from the negotiation between the King and the Economic Powers after the nomination and election of Fernando de Trastámara as King of Aragon.