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Les tanneurs, le cordonnier et l’apothicaire : comment des artisans prouvent-ils leurs transactions (Pise-Florence, 1375)

Abstract : In 1375, shopkeepers, craftsmen and brokers brought extracts from their account books to the judge of the Florentine Mercanzia, in order to justify the sale of some leather. Two strands of evidence allow us to reconstruct this transaction : 1) transcripts of the court proceedings and the supporting documentation ; 2) comparison of the written evidence with the testimony of the principal actors. Account books are especially valuable in this context, as the Florentine statutes assigned them considerable probationary value and required their exhibition in such proceedings. Furthermore, using the fiscal evidence it is possible to reconstruct an ethnography of the transaction, whose complexity is due to the underlying relationships of labor and subordination.
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Quertier Cédric. Les tanneurs, le cordonnier et l’apothicaire : comment des artisans prouvent-ils leurs transactions (Pise-Florence, 1375). Julie Claustre. Transiger. Eléments d'une ethnographie des transactions médiévales, Éditions de la Sorbonne, pp.307-352, 2019. ⟨halshs-02969573⟩

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