IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 727: Producing, Keeping, and Reusing Documents: Charters and Cartularies from Northern Iberia, 9th-12th Century

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria
Moderator/Chair:Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria
Paper 727-aKeeping Charters Before Cartularies
(Language: English)
Wendy Davies, Department of History, University College London / University of Oxford
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Literacy and Orality, Monasticism
Paper 727-bA Monastic Power in Reconstruction: The Versatility of the Past and the Present Time in the Becerro Gótico of Sahagún
(Language: English)
Leticia Agúndez San Miguel, Universidad de Cantabria
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 727-cThe Becerro Gótico of San Millán: The Reconstruction of a Lost Cartulary
(Language: English)
David Peterson, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Abstract

The session will address the ways in which documents were kept, copied and reused in northern Iberia in the period between the late 9th and the 12th century. The first paper will focus on the single charters which survive from the earlier end of this period to investigate how documents were produced and kept before the production of the later monastic cartularies, while the second and the third paper will discuss the rationale behind the construction of some of the most significant cartularies which were compiled in that region between the end of the 11th and the 12th century.