IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1016: The Church in Western Iberia (León, Asturias, Galicia, and Portugal), I: Early Medieval Galicia

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:James D'Emilio, Department of Humanities, University of South Florida
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Deswarte, Présentation du Centre de Recherches Historiques de l'Ouest (CERHIO), Université Rennes 2
Paper 1016-aChurches, Founders, and Architecture in the Early Medieval Landscapes of Galicia, 9th-10th Centuries
(Language: English)
José Carlos Sánchez Pardo, Departamento de Historia Medieval e Moderna, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1016-bOaths in Northwest Spain during the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
José Andrade, Departamento de Historia Medieval e Moderna, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Law, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1016-cFrom Gallaecia to Wessex: Manuscript Evidence for Iberian Texts in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Francisco José Álvarez López, Department of Modern Languages, University of Exeter / Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Abstract

The early medieval Galician church is best known as the setting for the birth of the cult of St James at Compostela, but the Galician landscape was densely settled with churches. These churches had diverse origins and patrons, and, as centers for rural communities, they were places for assemblies and judicial proceedings. Many monastic churches preserved and renewed traditions associated with the 6th-century abbot and bishop Martin of Braga, and the 7th-century abbot and bishop Fructuosus. The papers in this section consider the ecclesiastical landscape of early medieval Galicia, the recording of oaths, and the transmission of monastic and religious literature from Galicia to the British Isles.