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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 710: Everyday Entanglements: Debt and Obligation, 1200-1500, III

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sarah McKeagney, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Tom Johnson, Department of History, University of York
Paper 710-aCredit Relations in the Welsh Marches, 1490-1520
(Language: English)
Rachel Clare Harkes, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 710-bEngines of Piety: The Wills of the Register 'Baldwyne' as a Network of Debt and Obligation
(Language: English)
Matthew E. Davis, Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, McMaster University, Ontario
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 710-cAn Economy of 'Stuff': Material Debt in English Church Courts, 1450-1500
(Language: English)
Sarah McKeagney, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Economics - Rural, Economics - Urban, Law, Social History
Abstract

This session elects to focus on the material culture that surrounded debt and obligation in late-medieval England. Using a variety of data analysis techniques, such as Actor Network Theory, these papers will investigate how ideas of debt and obligation were made real through the objects that surrounded people, objects that we might take for granted. In doing so, this session aspires to challenge the focus in the historiography on coinage as currency, offering alternative ways of measuring obligation among a late medieval population.