Session Title

Money, Class, and Materiality in the Fourteenth Century I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

14th Century Society

Organizer Name

Maya Soifer Irish

Organizer Affiliation

Rice Univ.

Presider Name

Anne Derbes

Presider Affiliation

Hood College

Paper Title 1

Advice for a King in the Morgan Library Avis aus roys

Presenter 1 Name

Diane B. Wolfthal

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Rice Univ.

Paper Title 2

Visualizing the Moral Economy: Giotto and the Theme of Hospitality in the Arena Chapel

Presenter 2 Name

Brian Pollick

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Victoria

Paper Title 3

Accounting for Sin: Reckoning, Repentance, and Mercantile Responsibilities in The Book of Vices and Virtues

Presenter 3 Name

Nancy Haijing Jiang

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Northwestern Univ.

Start Date

7-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 106

Description

Although medieval studies has recently focused on a range of topics – among them monsters, the posthuman, materiality, and the senses – economic issues have been too often ignored despite the fact that these issues are critical in the larger culture today, from income inequality to taxes and tariffs. Yet with the rise of the monetary economy and consumption cultures, Europeans vigorously debated the ethical use of money and possession of material objects that fed social inequality. Different classes often held divergent views ranging from resistance to the dawn of capitalism, to accommodation of some new commercial practices, to wholehearted support for the new economic changes. Focusing on the fourteenth century, this session welcomes papers that discuss the lively debate that included Franciscans, Scholastics, royalty, and merchants, or that explore different viewpoints in the debate. Maya Soifer Irish

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May 7th, 1:30 PM

Money, Class, and Materiality in the Fourteenth Century I

Bernhard 106

Although medieval studies has recently focused on a range of topics – among them monsters, the posthuman, materiality, and the senses – economic issues have been too often ignored despite the fact that these issues are critical in the larger culture today, from income inequality to taxes and tariffs. Yet with the rise of the monetary economy and consumption cultures, Europeans vigorously debated the ethical use of money and possession of material objects that fed social inequality. Different classes often held divergent views ranging from resistance to the dawn of capitalism, to accommodation of some new commercial practices, to wholehearted support for the new economic changes. Focusing on the fourteenth century, this session welcomes papers that discuss the lively debate that included Franciscans, Scholastics, royalty, and merchants, or that explore different viewpoints in the debate. Maya Soifer Irish