Session832
TitleMoney Makes the (Monastic) World Go Round: Financial Use and Abuse of Monasteries and Their Benefactors in Medieval Europe
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorAncient Abbeys of Brittany Project / Monastic Wales Project
 
OrganiserClaude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
 
Moderator/ChairClaude Lucette Evans, Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga
 
Paper 832-a The Costs of Overspending and Exactions in 13th-Century Brittany: The Cases of Henri d'Avaugour and Geffroy Tournemine
(Language: English)
Kenneth Paul Evans, School of Administrative Studies, York University, Ontario
Index Terms: Local History; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 832-b Cluniac Monks and Jewish Moneylenders in 13th-Century Catalonia
(Language: English)
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Index Terms: Local History; Monasticism; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 832-c Making Ends Meet (or Not): Financial Problems at Welsh Cistercian Monasteries in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Janet Burton, Faculty of Humanities & Performing Arts, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Index Terms: Local History; Monasticism; Religious Life; Social History
 
AbstractThis session addresses some of the financial crises faced by religious houses and their benefactors in medieval Europe. Paper -a looks at the borrowing habits of two noblemen in 13th-century Brittany, focussing on their borrowing a large amount of money notably from at least one individual, Guillaume Le Borgne - and at least one religious institution, the Premonstratensian abbey of Beauport. Paper -b examines the borrowing habits of a 13th-century Catalan Cluniac monastery whose prior was a frequent customer of the local Jewish money-lenders. And paper -c considers some of the methods employed by Welsh Cistercians to overcome their financial problems.