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Published on Sunday, May 09, 2004



Queen Mary, University of London
Conference on Banking, Credit and Finance in Late-Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Tuesday 7 September – Thursday 9 September 2004


Tuesday 7 September

2 .00 - 3.30 p.m. Registration

3.30 - 4.00 p.m. Tea

4.00 - 5.30 p.m. Session One: Banking and Accounting in the Low Countries

‘Banking innovations and ethnic minorities. The results of the political ventures of the English kings in the Low Countries (1294-1340).’
David Kusman, Université Libre de Bruxelles

‘A new look at banking in fourteenth-century Bruges.’
James M. Murray, University of Cincinnati

‘Credit and exchange operations in some Flemish accounting handbooks of the early seventeenth century.’
Jacques Bottin, Institut d’Histoire moderne et contemporaine (CNRS-ENS), Paris

6.30 - 7.30 p.m. Dinner

7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Session Two: Conference Lecture
Title to be announced.
Reinhold Mueller, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

9.00 p.m. Bar

Wednesday 8 September

8.30 – 9.30 a.m. Breakfast

9.30 -11.00 a.m. Session Three: The Borromei Bank

‘Italian banks and the balance of trade in northern Europe: the evidence of the Borromei ledgers, 1436-39.’
Jim Bolton, Queen Mary, University of London

‘Exchange and the Money Market: Bruges, London and the Mediterranean world in the 1430s.’
Francesco Guidi Bruscoli, Queen Mary, University of London

11.00 – 11.30 a.m. Coffee
11.30 - 1 p.m. Discussion: Computerizing Historical Records

Participants: Jim Bolton, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli and representatives of Roundhouse Software Ltd.

1-2.30 p.m. Lunch

2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Session Five: Credit in England and Italy

‘Modern finance in the middle ages? Advance contracts for the supply of wool in thirteenth-century England: preliminary findings.’
Adrian Bell, Chris Brooks and Paul Dryburgh, University of Reading

‘Credit for small-scale production in the duchy of Urbino in the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries.’
Peter Cullen and Viviana Bonazzoli, Università degli Studi di Urbino

‘Merchant shipping and credit cartels in mid-sixteenth-century Bristol.’
Evan Jones, University of Bristol

4.00 - 4.30 p.m. Tea

4.30 - 6.00 p.m. Session Six: Enforcing Credit Transactions

‘Credit and debt litigation in medieval Catalonia, c. 1300.’
Xavier Soldevila i Temporal, Universitat de Girona

‘The development of the credit market and the judicial enforcement of loan contracts in Florence during the long thirteenth century.’
William R. Day, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

7.30- 9 p.m. Conference Dinner

9 p.m. Bar

Thursday 9 September

8.30 - 9.30 a.m. Breakfast

9.30 - 10.30 a.m. Session Seven:

‘Florentine merchant bankers in German markets: strategies and banking techniques.’
Kurt Weissen, Universität Basel

10.30 – 11.00 a.m. Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 Session Eight: Florentine Bankers Abroad II

‘A reconsideration of the Medici bank in Venice.’
Paula Clarke, McGill University, Montreal

‘A Florentine Banker in Rouen, 1441-51.’
Mathieu Arnoux, Université Paris VII, EHESS

12.00 - 1.00 p.m. Session Nine: Siena, Genoa and Spain

‘Sienese bankers in the fifteenth century.’
Sergio Tognetti, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

‘A Genoese Banker at the Court of Spain: Bartolomé Spinola, 1611-27.’
Carlos Alvarez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
[Suitable refreshments will be served in the interval between Sessions Eight and Nine.]

1.00 p.m. Conference Ends



  • Londres
    London, Britain


  • Tuesday, September 07, 2004


  • Jim Bolton
    courriel : j [dot] l [dot] bolton [at] qmul [dot] ac [dot] uk

Information source

  • Benoît Beyer de Ryke
    courriel : benoit [dot] beyer [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be


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