Session1014
TitleConcepts and Levels of Wealth and Poverty in Medieval Catalonia
Date/TimeWednesday 13 July 2011: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorGrup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals 'Espai, poder i cultura', Universitat de Lleida
 
OrganiserFlocel Sabaté Curull, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals Espai, Poder i Cultura, Universitat de Lleida
 
Moderator/ChairFlocel Sabaté Curull, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals Espai, Poder i Cultura, Universitat de Lleida
 
Paper 1014-a Famines and Poverty in 12th-13th-Century Catalonia
(Language: English)
Pere Benito i Monclús, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Index Terms: Economics - General; Social History
Paper 1014-b Rich Nobility and Poor Nobility in Medieval Catalonia, 10th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Francesc Rodríguez-Bernal, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals 'Espai, poder i cultura', Universitat de Lleida
Index Terms: Economics - General; Social History
Paper 1014-c Poor Workmen, Rich Workmen: Salaries and Standard of Living in Catalonia at the end of the Middle Ages According to the Example of Girona
(Language: English)
Sandrine Victor, France méridionale et Espagne: histoire des sociétés du Moyen-Âge à l'époque contemporaine (FRA.M.ESPA - UMR 5136), Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche Jean François Champollion, Albi
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Urban; Social History
 
AbstractAs in any other complex society, in medieval Catalan society many different forms and mechanisms of enrichment and impoverishment coexisted. These gave rise to many levels and concepts of richness and poverty. Cyclical succession of dearth and the use and abuse on cereal market mechanisms triggered processes of enrichment and impoverishment and the population who depended directly on the market was affected by them. Besides, labour market generated differences on wages and standard of living of the wage-earning class. On top of society, a non-homogenous nobility based her standard of living in various forms of financial and non-financial enrichment and social differentiation.