Close Ties? The Economic Impacts of ‘Feudal’ Lordship in the Middle Ages

Close Ties? The Economic Impacts of ‘Feudal’ Lordship in the Middle Ages

Tanja Skambraks, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Graz, and Spike Gibbs, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim
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11.12.2023 - 13.12.2023
Spike Gibbs, Historisches Institut, Universität Mannheim

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Close Ties? The Economic Impacts of ‘Feudal’ Lordship in the Middle Ages

Three day workshop at the University of Mannheim


Monday 11th December

14.00-14.30 – Welcome

15.00-18.00 – Excursion to Speyer

18.30 – Dinner in Speyer (Goldner Hirsch)

20.00 – Return from Speyer to Mannheim

Tuesday 12th December

10.00-10.15 – Coffee Break

10.15-10.30 – Academic Introduction (Spike Gibbs)

10.30-12.30 - Panel 1
Feudalism in Foreign Fields: The Case of Medieval Myanmar
Tilman Frasch (Manchester Metropolitan)
Ties, credit and taxes: collective indebtedness in small towns and rural communities under seigneurial power (Catalonia, 14-15th centuries)
Albert Reixach Sala (Lleida)
The Noble Landlord as Grain Seller. The Development of Rural Market Economy and Market Society in Northwest Germany, 1650 1900
Friederike Scholten-Buschhoff (Münster/Möhnesee)

12.30-13.30 – Lunch

13.30-15.30 - Panel 2
A Tale of Two Seigneuries. The Political Economy of “Good Lordship” and “Bad Lordship” in the County of Flanders
Thijs Lambrecht and Federik Buylaert (Ghent)
The seigneurial life of things: lordship, consumption, and expropriation in late-medieval England
Tom Johnson (York)
‘Feudalism,’ Jural Subjecthood and Peasant Resistance in Early Modern Eurasia
Govind Sreenivasan (Brandeis)

15.30-16.00 – Coffee Break

16.00-18.00 – Panel 3
What made a successful career in managing seigneurial agriculture? Evidence from the Clare estate, 1317-60
Jerome Gasson (Cambridge)
The Economy of Weapons in Carolingian Europe
Daniel Föller (Frankfurt/Stuttgart)
A feudal economy? The economy of “Scottish lordship” in the 15th and 16th century
Sebastian Weil (Mainz)

18.15-19.15 – Keynote
Serfdom in theory and practice on the eve of the Black Death: England and south-west Germany and Austria compared
Mark Bailey (University of East Anglia)

19.30 – Dinner in Mannheim (Rheinterressan)

Wednesday 13th December

9.30-11.30 - Panel 4
From Mode of Production to Regime of Accumulation. Armenian Lordship in the Global Middle Ages
Nicholas Matheou (Edinburgh)
Surplus extraction and agrarian capitalism in Late Medieval Guelders (ca. 1460- ca. 1560)
Reinder Klinkhamer (Ghent)
Who Wins, Who Loses? Relations of Production along the Austrian Danube, 1250-1367
Leonard Engelmaier (Vienna)

11.30-12.00 – Coffee Break

12.00-12.15 – Closing Remarks (Tanja Skambraks)


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