The Medieval Club of New York is delighted to present four papers that consider the role of money in late medieval Europe, on the one hand in its extended sense in literary and spiritual contexts and on the other in its daily banking practices and management of debt. Together the papers pose essential questions about the difference between modern and medieval money.
Frederick M. Biggs Money in Decameron 8.1, 8.2, and 8.10 and in the Shipman's Tale
Lauren Jocobi Reifying Money: Banks in Florence and Rome, ca. 1250-1500
Judith Potter Public Debt Books as a Money Substitute
David Lavinsky Alienated Labor and Sacramental Doubt: Rethinking the “valewe” of the Host in Late Medieval England