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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 305: Medieval Urban Literacy, II: The Iberian Peninsula

Monday 13 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval Urban Literacy Project
Organiser:Ana B. Sánchez-Prieto, Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentacion, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Anna Adamska, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 305-aLearning to Read and Write in Navarra: The Progress of Literacy in the Autumn of the Middle Ages
(Language: Français)
Isabel Ostolaza, Departamento de Geografía y Historia, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona
Index terms: Education, Literacy and Orality
Paper 305-bBooks and Book Sellers in the Cities of the Crown of Aragón: The Example of Barcelona
(Language: English)
J. Antoni Iglesias I Fonseca, Departament de Ciències de l'Antiguitat i de l'Edat Mitjana, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 305-cUrban Chanceries in the Crown of Castile in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: Français)
José Miguel López-Villalba, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Española a Distancia, Madrid
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality

This session forms part of a series of 10 sessions on Medieval Urban Literacy. The series is in fact a continuation of similar sessions organised during the 2007 and 2008 IMCs. In those years, no attention was given to the Iberian peninsula. This session hopes to remedy the situation, by offering papers on central topics in Medieval Urban Literacy which will allow a Europe-wide comparative approach to the history of reading and writing, the production of books, and the role of chanceries in medieval Europe, by offering much needed information on these topics to a European scholarly audience. The papers will be published in 2010 in the proceedings of the current series of sessions, in the series Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy.