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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 610: Everyday Entanglements: Debt and Obligation, 1200-1500, II

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Sarah McKeagney, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Sarah McKeagney, Department of History, University of York
Paper 610-aWomen, Financial Obligations, and Legal Institutions in 15th-Century Comtat Venaissin
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Hardman, Department of History, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Gender Studies, Law, Women's Studies
Paper 610-bCredit and Debt on the Peripheries of Latin Europe: Credit Markets in the Cities of the Southern Baltic Coast in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Cezary Kardasz, Instytut Historii i Archiwistyki, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Abstract

What happens to the everyday entanglements of obligation when it occurs on the margins? This session seeks to answer this question by centring those on the social and geographical peripheries. Across a diverse geographical landscape, this session will investigate the relationship that such figures might have with the traditional 'centres' of commerce such as wealthy men in established urban communities. Instead, these papers will challenge our understanding of who could engage in economic markets of late medieval Europe.