Seminario Internacional. 2nd Lectures on Social Contract: «Local powers toward central authorities: Decision-making process in medieval urban societies». 23-24 abril 2024. Univ. Évora


Seminario Internacional. 2nd Lectures on Social Contract
Local powers toward central authorities: Decisión-making process in medieval urban societies
23-24 de abril de 2024
Universidad de Évora

Dirs.: Rogerio Tostes y Hermínia Vilar



Invited speakers:

Strand 1: Decision-making and financing policies between local and central powers

Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho (Universidade de Coimbra)
“Um longo caminho até à representação do poder local em Cortes— escolher, custear, parlamentar”

Vicent Challet (Université de Montpellier-3)
“Defensio regni versus defensio patriae: military and financial strategies of the Languedocian elites during the Hundred Years War”

Strand 2: Forms of sovereignty envisaged from urban societies, a reality of the 14th century

Flocel Sabaté (Universitat de Lleida)
“The king of Aragon and his Catalan towns in the 14th century”

Andrea Zorzi (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
“Città italiane ed impero nel XIV secolo”

Strand 3: The conflict between local and central as the nerve of political decision

Justine Firnhaber-Baker (University of Saint Andrews)
“The Role of Towns in the French Jacquerie Revolt of 1358”

Hillay Zmora (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
“The conflict between princes and the role of local nobles: South Germany in the fifteenth century”

Strand 4: Forms of mediation, decisionism and representation conceived from local(s) to central(s)

Alma Poloni (Università degli Studi di Pisa)
“Organi di vertice e consigli a Firenze nella seconda metà del Trecento”

Gisela Naegle (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
“Alliances, Mediation, Agreements and Contracts: Towns, Emperors and Nobility in the Wetterau and the Rhine Valley in the Late Middle Ages”

Strand 5: Social contract practices: tying and untying the bonds of the body politic

Hipólito Rafael Oliva (Universidad de Sevilla)
“El cuerpo de la comunidad política: dinámicas contractuales en las ciudades castellanas a fines de la Edad Media”

Jelle Haemers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
“Bound by justice? Ideas of political contract in late medieval Flanders and Brabant”




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