IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1524: Castles and Cities: Relationships on the Landscape

Thursday 12 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Asociación de Estudios Medievales Asseconia
Organiser:José Carlos Sánchez Pardo, Departamento de Historia Medieval e Moderna, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Moderator/Chair:José Anido, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Paper 1524-aThe Network of Fortifications in North-Eastern Italy during Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Davide Gherdevich, Università degli Studi di Trieste
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Trade, Military History
Paper 1524-bFortresses and Cities in the Settlement Patterns of Medieval Galicia
(Language: Español)
José Carlos Sánchez Pardo, Departamento de Historia Medieval e Moderna, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History
Paper 1524-cThe City of Santiago de Compostela and the Archbishop's Castles
(Language: Español)
José Anido, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Economics - Trade, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History
Abstract

In the Middle Age, the cities and the castles are two of the most important places for the social life. Their relationships configure the landscape in the countryside: the king and the laical or ecclesiastical aristocracy make these a symbol of their power. The roads and the villages are determinated by the towns and the fortresses; indeed the pattern of sitting the fortified places and the growing of the urban centres are related to each other. So the study of their environments and contexts may be a great indicator about the social, economical, and military life of a population.