IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 224: Realisation, Rejection, and Moderation: Representations of Pleasure in the Iberian Peninsula

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Moderator/Chair:Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Paper 224-aSpaces of Pleasure in the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Juan Coira Pociña, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Moderna, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Daily Life, Mentalities

Paper -a:
Pleasure, that sense of satisfaction so relevant in ancient thought, was condemned by medieval Christian moralists, at least in its physical manifestation. In spite of this, pleasure’s spaces, both public and private, survived and could not be eradicated from earthly life. The aim of the paper is to analyse these spaces, their significance in the daily lives of the men and women who lived in the late Middle Ages (XIII-XV), using sources that reproduce them (literature: cantigas, stories; art: works of Alfonso X, etc.), regulate them (bylaws, notarial records), or condemn them (synods, sermons, exempla […]).