TitleEconomies of Early Medieval Monasticism, II: New Perspectives
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorCatholic University of America / University of Cambridge
OrganiserCaroline J. Goodson, Faculty of History / King's College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/ChairValerie L. Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Paper 1107-a The Middling Sort: Managing Estates and Expectations in Early Medieval Spain
(Language: English)
Graham Barrett, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Robert Portass, School of Humanities & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Economics - General; Monasticism
Paper 1107-b The Brevia and Control of Monastic Property in Carolingian Italy
(Language: English)
Giuseppe Albertoni, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Trento
Index Terms: Economics - General; Monasticism
Paper 1107-c Monks and Their Pigs
(Language: English)
Jamie Kreiner, Department of History, University of Georgia, Athens
Index Terms: Economics - General; Monasticism
AbstractThe now-classic model of Frankish monasteries as deeply integrated in exchange economies and tied to the Carolingian dynasty both politically and economically is based on important evidence, particularly polyptychs and charter collections. However, there is room for further research, especially in relation to how monastic economies changed over time and how monastic economies worked in various regions. Moreover, the model favours exceptional examples of monasteries that owned huge tracts of lands. But how applicable are models based on these mega-monasteries to other institutions? By raising many of these questions, the sessions seek to rethink the economies of early medieval monasticism.