Leeds 2015

Mitglieder des Arbeitskreises stellen ihre Arbeiten auf dem International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds vor.

v.l.: Angela Huang (Kopenhagen), Ulla Kypta (Basel), Tanja Skambraks (Mannheim), Sabine von Heusinger (Köln)

Auch auf dem International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds 2015 war der Arbeitskreis spätmittelalterliche Wirtschaftsgeschichte vertreten.


During the late Middle Ages, institutions shaping economic actions in Europe changed dramatically. How and why this happened is still hotly debated. One question hitherto neglected is whether the changes adding up to an overwhelming renewal were intentionally introduced, or whether they did happen without anyone planning them. Or more concretely, how exactly did late medieval economic institutions or groups react to and how did they shape reform and renewal? How can the outcome of this process be characterised? By addressing these questions in three examples from different economic fields, namely late medieval trade, monasteries, and pawnbroking, we hope to gain some valuable insights into the workings of Europe’s economic revolution of the late Middle Ages.

Organisiert wird die Session von Angela Huang (Kopenhagen) und moderiert von Sabine von Heusinger (Köln).


Angela Huang (Kopenhagen): The Same but Different?: The Challenges of Studying Continuity and Change in Economic Institutions
Tanja Skambraks (Mannheim): Continuity and Change in Late Medieval Pawnbroking Institutions in Italy
Ulla Kypta (Basel): Institutional Changes in Late Medieval European Trade: Why Did Merchants Turn from Partnerships to Firms?