IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1639: Offices and Uses of Writing in Iberian Cities, 12th-16th Centuries, I

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Escritura y ciudad en la Corona de Castilla (siglos XIII-XVII)' (HAR2012-32298) Research Project
Organiser:Pilar Ostos Salcedo, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Moderator/Chair:Maria Josefa Sanz Fuentes, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Oviedo
Paper 1639-aLos escribanos públicos de Sevilla ante el cambio gráfico (s. XV in.)
(Language: Español)
Carmen del Camino Martínez, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1639-bWho Writes What in Medieval Porto?
(Language: English)
Maria João de Oliveira e Silva, Fundação para a Ciência & Tecnologia, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1639-cFrom Country Clerici to Urban Chanceries in 13th-Century Asturias
(Language: English)
Miguel Calleja Puerta, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The aim of this panel is to analyse the origin and early development of local bureacratic organizations in medieval Iberia. The 13th century witnessed the conquest of Cordoba or Seville from Muslim hands, as well as the growth of old Christian cities, and the spread of small towns to regions which had previously lacked urban communities. This process ran concurrently with the renewal of diplomatic writing and the practices of preservation of records. The goal of this session is to explain the emergence of medieval urban literacy in such diverse and distant cities as Sevilla, Porto, and Oviedo.