Session1023
TitleMedieval Communities, I: Rich and Poor in Rural Communities
Date/TimeWednesday 13 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserMiriam Müller, Department of History, University of Birmingham
 
Moderator/ChairMathias Moosbrugger, Institut für Systematische Theologie, Universität Innsbruck
 
Paper 1023-a Some Dynamics in the Relations between Lords and Rural Communities in Tuscany
(Language: English)
Tommaso Casini, Independent Scholar, Levane
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Rural; Social History
Paper 1023-b Serfs of the Mountains, Lords of the Plains: A Peasant Community in Venetian Cyprus
(Language: English)
Aysu Dinçer, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Rural; Social History
Paper 1023-c Rich and Poor in the English Village: Some Aspects of Intra-Communal Dynamics
(Language: English)
Miriam Müller, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Rural; Social History
 
AbstractThis session will explore various aspects of communal dynamics in relation to the nature of local rural communities, and divisions in wealth both within the communities and in relation to local lordship. A main objective of the session will be to explore rural communities in a comparative fashion, to gain new insights into how medieval communities can be conceptualised and how they functioned.