TitleInvestments and Survival in Late Medieval Cities, II: Wealthy and Poor Public Institutions and Individuals in Italy
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorGiro: Medieval Finance Network
OrganiserStephan Nicolussi-Köhler, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Universität Innsbruck
Moderator/ChairTony Moore, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Paper 1140-a A Financial Centre and Its Creditors: Siena in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Carlo Ludovico Severgnini, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, Università di Bologna
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - Urban
Paper 1140-b Financing the Eternal City: Public and Private Credit in 16th-Century Rome
(Language: English)
Tanja Skambraks, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
Index Terms: Daily Life; Economics - Urban; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1140-c Politics, Credit, and Public Spending in Bologna between the End of the 13th Century and the First Half of the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Marco Conti, Histoire, archéologie, littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (CIHAM - UMR 5648), Université de Lyon 2
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - Urban; Politics and Diplomacy
AbstractPublic credit institutions satisfied the demands of governments, business corporations, or merchants. However, these specific forms of financial assets were only of interest for a specific - mostly the wealthier - part of the society and left out a large part of the population. To what extent the financial involvement of the private sector mattered, both within and outside from public credit institutions, is not known. By bringing together private funding and public bodies, the financial activities of (poor) households, families, and firms will be analysed against the backdrop of different financial needs and their solutions.