Trading Peasant Land

RHN 158/2018 | Event

Organisers: “Busy Tenants” Project, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

22-23 November 2018, Almo Collegio Borromeo, Piazza Borromeo 8, 27100 Pavia, Italy

Trading Peasant Land:
Patterns and Strategies of Land Transactions in Late Medieval Central Europe and Northern Italy


There were numerous reasons for changes of possession and various institutions defined the form those transactions took in late medieval times. The Workshop addresses the circulation of landed property in different regions of Central Europe and Northern Italy. The questions centre on structures, acting parties and their priorities.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

14:30–15:00 – Welcome Adress and Introduction (Thomas Frank, Pavia)

15:00–18:45 – Panel 1 (chaired by Ricardo Rao, Bergamo)

The influence of partible inheritance on land transactions among siblings. Lambach mid-15th century
Johannes Kaska, Vienna

The ‘land-family bond’ in wine growing villages near Vienna, 1450–1550
Samuel Nussbaum, Vienna

Vienna’s wine. Citizens and their vineyard investments around 1400 AD
Thomas Ertl, Berlin

Friday, 23 November 2018

09:00–12:30 – Panel 2 (chaired by Mario Rizzo, Pavia)

The transfer of peasant land in the Cheb region around 1450 (Czech Republic)
Thomás Klír, Prague

A land market among locals – Land transactions in the Aflenz estate (Upper Styria), 1494–1550
Birgit Heinzle, St. Gallen

Hidden reasons or apparent purchase? Land swap contracts in early modern southern Tyrol
Janine Maegraith, Vienna

14:00–16:30 – Panel 3 (chaired by Amar Salem Baadj, Trier)

The lease market in the region of Treviso: the tenants of the Hospital Santa Maria dei Battuti, 15th–16th century
Thomas Frank, Pavia

Capitalism and peasants economy. Agrarian contracts, socio-economic stratification and households organisation in the early modern Lombardy
Matteo Di Tullio, Pavia

16:30–17:00 – Final Discussion (Thomas Ertl, Berlin and Emmanuel Huertas, Toulouse)

Samuel Nussbaum
Department of Economic and Social History
University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, A-1010 Vienna


Source: H-Soz-Kult