Session1524
TitleInventories and Last Wills as Sources for Credit Activities and Credit Networks in Late Medieval London and German Hanseatic and Lower Rhine Cities
Date/TimeThursday 8 July 2021: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Projekt (GEPRIS) 'Kleinkredit und Marktteilhabe im Spätmittelalter'
 
OrganiserMonika Gussone, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit, Universität Mannheim
 
Moderator/ChairStephan Nicolussi-Köhler, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
 
Paper 1524-a Inventories and Wills as Complementary Sources for the Credit Activities of St Paul's Canons
(Language: English)
Markus Schniggendiller, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Index Terms: Economics - General; Economics - Urban; Law; Social History
Paper 1524-b Credit Practices and Credit Networks in Late Medieval Lower Rhine Cities as Apparent in Inventories and Testaments
(Language: English)
Monika Gussone, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit, Universität Mannheim
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Economics - Urban; Local History; Social History
Paper 1524-c Private Debt and Credit Networks in Hansa Cities: The Value of Last Wills
(Language: English)
Hiram Kümper, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Economics - General; Economics - Urban; Social History
 
AbstractIn this session our focus lies on testaments and inventories and their value in identifying credit practices and credit networks with respect to private debts and small-scale credit. Using examples from late medieval London, Hanseatic and small Lower Rhine cities, we demonstrate, that these sources have proven to be very useful. Quite often they show credit relationships not mentioned in in fact more obvious sources. In the case of the Hanseatic and Lower Rhine cities, wills and inventories are our starting point while, in the case of the canons of St Paul's, they allow to further specify credit practices known from court records.