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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 510: Everyday Entanglements: Debt and Obligation, 1200-1500, I

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Sarah McKeagney, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Hardman, Department of History, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Paper 510-aSocial Networks Set Up or Revealed by Fidejussiones, Plegeriae, and Cross Guarantees in Northern France, 12th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Thomas Lacomme, Département d'Histoire, Université Paris Nanterre
Index terms: Economics - General, Law, Social History
Paper 510-bReckoning and Credit in 15th-Century England
(Language: English)
Tom Johnson, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 510-cCredit Risks: Insolvency and Usury in Late Medieval Italy
(Language: English)
So Nakaya, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo
Index terms: Law, Social History

This panel seeks to explore the figures that surrounded direct networks of debt and obligation in late medieval society. Across three countries, these papers will explore the communities of individuals that helped bind people to each other in credit relationships. Be it through formal oath-making or general neighbourliness, witnesses played a key role in enabling, and indeed hindering, everyday occurrences of trust and obligation.