Session837
TitleA 'Dark Matter': Archaeology and History of Fiscal Estates, IV - Influences and Behaviour, 9th-11th Centuries
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserPaolo Tomei, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del sapere, Università di Pisa
Giacomo Vignodelli, Dipartimento di Studi Storici, Università degli Studi di Milano
 
Moderator/ChairCharles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
 
Paper 837-a Conflicts over Woodland Appropriation and Expansion of Fiscal Estates in Francia, 8th and 9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nicolas Schroeder, Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences Sociales, Université libre de Bruxelles
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Economics - General; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 837-b The King's Lands and His Neighbours in Northern Italy, 8th-10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Roberta Cimino, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Economics - General; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 837-c Lights in the Darkness?: New Data on Carolingian Public Curtes in the Arno Valley
(Language: English)
Federico Cantini, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del sapere, Università di Pisa
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Economics - General; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
 
AbstractFiscal estates represent a sort of 'dark matter': vast and influential, but scarcely documented and still largely unexplored. Through the juxtaposition of written and archaeological sources the session will address the issue of interaction between fiscal estates and the surrounding social and economic environment. Paper -a will explore the problem of conflicts involving fiscal wooded land in Francia. Paper -b will assess the significance of royal estates in Northern Italy by exploring their relationship with the territories in which they were situated. Paper -c will pose the question if central fiscal places in the Arno valley were just efficient tools of exploitation or they could function as engines of growth.