Foreigners in the Deep Heart of Medieval and Early Modern Societies (Europe, the Mediterranean and the Muslim World), 18-20 juin 2014

International conference organized by Francisco Apellániz, David Do Paço and Cédric Quertier

18-20 June 2014


European University Institute Villa Schifanoia / Badia fiesolana

Discussants: R. Grafe, T. Krstić, L. Molà, G. Todeschini, R. Zaugg Contact : David.DoPaco@EUI.eu

Sala Cappella, Villa Schifanoia, via Giovanni Boccaccio 121, Firenze.

Max Weber Common Room, Badia Fiesolana, via de’ Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole


Wednesday, June 18: A Legal History. Cappella (Villa Schifanioa)

10h30-12h – Introductions : F. Apellániz, D. Do Paço, C. Quertier.

14h-16h – (1) Courts, Trials and Societies.

Max Weber Common Room (Badia Fiesolana)

F. Apellaniz (European University Institute, Marie Curie Actions): ‘Solving Conflict in Mediterranean Complex Environments : Europeans at Markets and Courts in the Late Medieval Middle East (1350-1500)’.

A. B. Fernandez Castro (European University Institute): ‘Judging Foreignness in the Audience of the House of Trade of Seville (1583-1598)’.

J. Wubs-Mrozewicz (Universiteit Leiden): ‘Conflict Resolution with Foreigners in the Hanse area in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century: Law and Diplomacy’.

Discussant: Roberto Zaugg (Sciences po).

16h30-18h30 – (2) Foreignness Politics.

R. Dorin (Harvard University): ‘From Jew to Foreigner: Canon Law and the Expulsion of Jews in the Late Middle Ages’.

J. M. Escribano Paez (European University Institute):  ‘Italian Merchants in Iberian and Maghreb’s cities Between the XVth and XVIth Centuries’.

V. McGuire (European University Institute, Max Weber Programme): ‘Franco-Levantines: Reading Citizenship and National Belonging Through the History of the Merchants of Venice’.

Discussant: Tijana Krstić (Central European University).


Thursday, June 19 : Foreigners and Elements of Foreignness. Max Weber Common Room (Badia Fiesolana)

10h-12h: (1) Determining Foreigners.

C. Quertier (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / École Française de Rome): ‘Le Marchand florentin à Pise : de l’homme invisible à la nation marchande la plus privilégiée (XIVe siècle)’.

M. Pakucs (‘Nicolae Iorga’ Institute of History, Bucharest): ‘The pernicious nation of the Greeks: ‘Greek’ Merchants in Transylvania, Sixteenth- Seventeenth Centuries’.

M. Grenet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, ERC ConfigMed): ‘Un cosmopolitisme de frontière ? Marchands ‘étrangers’ et fabrique des identités locales dans les Iles Ioniennes au XVIIIe siècle’.

Discussant: Giacomo Todeschini (Università degli studi di Trieste).

14h-16h: (2) Migrations and Social Bonding.

J. M. Escribano Paez (European University Institute):  ‘Italian Merchants in Iberian and Maghreb’s cities Between the XVth and XVIth  Centuries’.

C. Tarruell (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / Universidad Autónoma de Madrid):‘L’accueil de musulmans et de juifs venus « de leur propre volonté » au sein de la Monarchie hispanique (fin XVIe – début XVIIe siècles)’.

M. Gasperoni (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / École Française de Rome):‘Les hommes circulent et s’échangent. Phénomènes migratoires entre Marches et Romagne à l’époque moderne’.

Discussant: Roberto Zaugg (Sciences po).

16h30-18h: (3) Belonging to a Community.

O. Mercan (European University Institute): ‘Italian Communities in Istanbul in the Late 15th and 16th c.’.

S. Montemezzo (Università di Verona): ‘Being Alien Merchants in a Capital City. Venetians in London and Bruges at the End of 15th century’.

C. Santus (École Pratique des Hautes Études / Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa): ‘Becoming Foreigners: Eastern Christians and «Franks» at the turn of the 18th century’.

Discussant: Regina Grafe (European University Institute).

Friday, June 20 : Social Bonding and Polarisation. Max Weber Common Room (Badia Fiesolana)

10h-12h: (1) Geography.

D. Do Paço (European University Institute, Max Weber Programme): ‘From Modern Pacific to Early Modern Central Europe: on Marshall Sahlins’ Process of Indeginization’.

M. Couderc (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): ‘La cour, matrice d’intégration. Les ‘Grecs’ en Europe du Nord-ouest (Angleterre, Bourgogne et France), XVe siècle.’.

S. Nadalo (Northwestern University / Paris College of Art): ‘From Market to Synagogue: Locating Pluralistic Sociality in the Free Port of Livorno’.

Discussant: Luca Molà European University Institute).

14h-15h30: (2) The Unbearable Lightness of the Peripheries.

A. Lestremau (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): ‘He ælþeodige unsida lufode. Rois, ducs et étrangers dans l’Angleterre anglo-saxonne au XIe siècle’.

K. Prajda (Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences): ‘Florentine Merchant Companies in the Republic of Venice and in the Kingdom of Hungary During the First Decades of the 15th Century. A Comparative Analysis of Commercial and Social Relations’.

L. Binz (European University Institute): ‘Latin Catholics in Constantinople 1650-1750’.

Discussant: Tijana Krstić (Central European University).

16h00: Conclusion by Giacomo Todeschini (Università degli Studi di Trieste).

contact : David.DoPaco@eui.eu ou cedric.quertier@gmail.com


Stéphane Frioux

Maître de conférences en histoire contemporaine, université Lyon 2 Chercheur au LARHRA, UMR CNRS 5190

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