TitleTrust across Borders, II
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserAnnabel Hancock, St John's College, University of Oxford
Siyao Jiang, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/ChairSiyao Jiang, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
RespondentCatherine Holmes, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Paper 1730-a The Limits of Collaboration: Inter-Communal Commercial Agreements in Mozarabic Toledo
(Language: English)
Helen Flatley, Faculty of History / St Cross College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Economics - Urban; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Social History
Paper 1730-b 'Yeve credens to her': Credit and Credibility in The Book of Margery Kempe
(Language: English)
Nancy Haijiang Jiang, Department of English, Northwestern University, Illinois
Index Terms: Economics - Trade; Language and Literature - Middle English; Lay Piety; Women's Studies
AbstractThe second of two sessions exploring historical trust, this panel looks at trust in local contexts. The first paper examines inter-communal trust in Mozarabic Toledo, seeking to investigate the ways in which trust was established across communal boundaries and what happened when that trust broke down. The second paper explores how Margery Kempe used credit practices to reinforce her spiritual credibility and generate trust between her, her supporters, and her readers, in order to cultivate her own penitential credit network that stretched across regions and even nations. As a third paper in this session, we will have a response from the moderator to open the discussion.