31/3/2018 Programme | ESSHC To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences esshc 2018 networks venue guidelines about award programme registration faq Home Programme Browse networks: go or search on name cristoferi go Go back Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 ­ 18.30 B­8 ­ RUR14 : Growth and Inequality. Explaining Unequal Growth Paths in European Pre­Industrial Societies (Late Middle Ages ­ 19th Century) OSCR Lanyon Building Chair: Tim Soens Networks: Rural , Social Inequality Organizer: Davide Cristoferi Discussant: Tim Soens Ana Avino de Pablo : Inequality and the Evolution of the Land Market(s) within Peasant Societies. An Aspect of the Relations between Economic Growth and Inequality in Late Medieval England (14th­16th c.) This paper is a first step towards a PhD, being a building stone of a larger Europe­wide comparative project on the relations between economic development and inequality(ies) within different areas of Europe. The project is funded by Ghent university and different, researchers are involved in it. Our paper aims to ... (Show more) Esther Beeckaert , Eric Vanhoute : Access to Land and Regional Inequalities in Belgium, ca. 1800­1850 Since land is one of the basics of rural production, living and reproduction, understanding the interconnection between social power relations and the mechanisms of access to land is essential in gaining insight in changes in the fabric of rural societies. Moreover, a comparative analysis of regional systems of access to ... (Show more) Pinar Ceylan : Regional Variations in the Sixteenth Century Western Anatolia Ottoman tax surveys are among the most extensively studied primary sources in the historiography of the empire. Based on these sources historians have revealed that the sixteenth century has witnessed important transformations in the Ottoman rural society and economy, with increasing population, fragmentation of peasant family farms, increase in the ... (Show more) Davide Cristoferi : Inequalities and Growth in the Late Medieval Mezzadria Tuscany (15th­early 16th c.): First Results from an Ongoing Research The paper aims to present the first results of an in­depth and source­based research about socio­economic inequalities and agricultural growth in the Late Medieval Florentine society. This area has been intensively studied because of its economic relevance and the rise of a peculiar share­cropping system (mezzadria). Mezzadria lease contracts spread broadly in Tuscany at the end of the Middle Ages (13th c.), linked to the building of the regional city­state by the city­commune of Florence and its raising economy. The system developed before the demographic shocks of Late Middle Ages and continued to develop further during the decline of the Florentine economy in 15th­16th centuries. The role of mezzadria in shaping declining economic trends and socio­economic inequalities, as well as the causes of its rise, are still debated among scholars. This research would offer an original contribute on these issues through a new in­depth consultation of the Florentine fiscal surveys of the 15th and 16th centuries (the Catasto of 1427 and the Decima repubblicana of the early 16th century) and the use of a social agro­systemic approach. The information entered from sources will be used to draw a picture of the social and property structure of four different sub­regional study­areas within the Florentine territory (characterized by differences in the importance of institutions, in property distribution, in environmental features), comparing the trends and their causal relations for regional differences. The goal is drawing: 1) a more complete figure of agricultural output of mezzadria – comparing different systems of exploitation and subregions –; 2) an in­depth figure of socio­economic inequalities – property and income distribution, ownership of oxen, access to credit and fiscal incomes. In this way it will be possible to offer a more detailed pattern of explanation of the main dynamics of Late Medieval rural Tuscany. (Show less) ESSHC is a biennial conference organized by the International Institute of Social History (IISH) search secretariat address contact ESSHC Conference c/o International Institute of Social History Cruquiusweg 31 P.O. Box 2169 1000 CD Amsterdam The Netherlands E T +31 20 66 858 66 F +31 20 66 541 81 1/1