MedCrafts - Crafts regulation in Portugal in Late Middle Ages: 14th and15th centuries
This project intends to study the regulations of crafts activities in late medieval Portugal, 14th and 15th centuries, through the analysis of several Portuguese towns, from different regions, in a comparative perspective. The project intends to promote an integrated vision of the regulation systems and the social practices, placing them in their social, economic, legal and political contexts, focusing namely on the relations between craftsmen and public authorities. Through the analysis of those regulations, control and its social practices we intend to further understand and characterize the reality of crafts and craftsmen activities in medieval Portugal. The focus on the regulations and control seems to be the better starting point to study crafts realities. Through the bias of the study of crafts? regulation and control, one can accede to other aspects of the crafts and industrial activities, namely its organization and production structures, and its spatial insertion.
Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Arnaldo Melo (Lab2PT)
Arnaldo Melo Joana Sequeira Maria do Carmo Ribeiro Aires Gomes Fernandes Raquel Martins João Pontes Sofia Catalão Catarina Conde