IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 619: Images of Society in Medieval Monasteries From North-Western Iberia

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Universidad de Oviedo
Organiser:Isabel Ruiz de la Peña González, Departamento de Historia del Arte y Musicología, Universidad de Oviedo
Moderator/Chair:Carmen Labra González, Departamento de Historia del Arte y Musicología, Universidad de Oviedo
Paper 619-aCharters as a Source for Monastic Conceptions of Society in the Kingdom of Leon
(Language: English)
Miguel Calleja Puerta, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 619-bLes tombeaux des rois de Léon et Castille: lieux de sépultures, monastères et pouvoir dans l’Espagne de la Reconquête
(Language: Français)
M. Raquel Alonso Álvarez, Departamento de Historia del Arte y Musicología, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Monasticism, Political Thought
Paper 619-cImages of Society in Romanesque Monastic Sculpture from North-Western Spain
(Language: English)
Isabel Ruiz de la Peña González, Departamento de Historia del Arte y Musicología, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Monasticism, Social History
Abstract

Medieval monasteries are in the origin of modern conceptions on medieval society. The aim of this session is to analyze the mental categories, the means of representation and the places given to the dead in medieval monasteries in the kingdom of León and Castile. Dr. Calleja Puerta concerns on how monastic charters draft social groups. Dr. Alonso Álvarez analizes the architectural setting of royal burial practices, based on dinastic legitimation and the core places of ‘Reconquista’. Dr. Ruiz de la Peña studies the ideal representation of society in the sculptural iconography of monastic scope.