IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 733: Water in Medieval Society: Economic, Social, and Religious Implications, I

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Ieva Reklaityte, Departamento de Ciencias de la Antiguedad, Universidad de Zaragoza
Moderator/Chair:Ieva Reklaityte, Departamento de Ciencias de la Antiguedad, Universidad de Zaragoza
Paper 733-aWater Culture: The Hydraulic Constructions of the Almoravid Period in North Africa and Al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Maria Marcos Cobaleda, Centre de Recherches Historiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Technology
Paper 733-bThe Hydraulic Systems in Medieval Islamic Córdoba: The Case of the Occidental Suburbs
(Language: English)
Belén Vázquez Navajas, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Arqueología y Música, Universidad de Córdoba
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Technology
Paper 733-cThe Configuration of Water and Gardens in Late Medieval Islamic Cordoba (Qurtuba)
(Language: English)
Rafael Blanco Guzmán, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Arqueología y Música, Universidad de Córdoba
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

The task of our session is to focus on the importance of water in the medieval societies, particularly in medieval Spain. In this session the main object of discussion will be the role of water as a chief element in urban configuration within its public and private spheres. The transmission of hydraulic knowledge because of the political relations stimulated the appearance of constructions not only in the Iberian Peninsula but also in North Africa. Archaeological surveys in Islamic cities of Spain and North Africa reveal the abundance of public hydraulic works such as a complex irrigation system in Valencia or the presence of water supply systems and sewer networks in other major cities such as Cordoba or Fez.