IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1739: Offices and Uses of Writing in Iberian Cities, 12th-16th Centuries, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

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:Pilar Ostos Salcedo, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Paper 1739-aConcejo y documentos concejiles en la Castilla del siglo XV
(Language: Español)
Maria Josefa Sanz Fuentes, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1739-bNormalización de la vida comunal en la Baja Edad Media en Castilla
(Language: Español)
José Miguel López-Villalba, Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad Española a Distancia, Madrid
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1739-cRural Scribes at the Beginning of the Early Modern Period, 16th Century
(Language: English)
Maria Luisa Domínguez-Guerrero, Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas, Universidad de Sevilla
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This second session will focus on the evolution of urban chanceries in Castille at the end of the Middle Ages. Previous studies have reported that the kingdom was undergoing a process of centralisation which enhanced the control of kings over Castilian communes. The production and conservation of written records was increasingly regulated and controlled. However, much incertainty still exists about the relation between political centralisation and urban literacy. The aim of these papers is to examine the evolution of urban chanceries and to show the limits of the reform in rural contexts.