IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1017: Documenting Relations with the Other in Late Medieval Iberia

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Moderator/Chair:Silke Schwandt, Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie, Universität Bielefeld
Paper 1017-aPulsaciones fronterizas entre Castilla, Aragón y Granada (S.XIII-XV), a partir de la treguas: Un análisis basado en sus aspectos formales
(Language: Español)
Diego Melo, Facultad de Artes Liberales, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile
Paper 1017-bRoyal Legislation and Notarial Acts of Christians and Jewish Others in Medieval Portugal
(Language: English)
Maria Cristina Almeida e Cunha, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Paper 1017-cChristian Society in the Crown of Aragon through the Jewish Catalan Sources
(Language: English)
Jordi Casals-Pares, Departament de Filologia Grega, Filologia Llatina, Filologia Romànica i Filologia Semítica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Daily Life, Folk Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Religious Life
Abstract

Paper -a:
En el presente trabajo, se han recopilado todas las treguas existentes entre Granada y los reinos de Castilla y Aragón. A partir de lo anterior, se ha realizado una sistematización de la información, generando gráficas que nos han permitido visualizar las complejas dinámicas fronterizas que se establecieron entre los siglos XIII y XV. Todo lo anterior, corrobora lo que la historiografía reciente ha establecido en relación con el comportamiento fronterizo, como frontera abierta y cerrada,a la vez,donde se combinan la dinámica de la violencia y la paz. Todo lo anterior, verificado a partir de los aspectos formales, los pulsos y tiempos de la frontera, que etablecen las treguas.

Paper -b:
The co-existence of Christian and Jewish communities in many medieval Portuguese urban centres led to various trade activities, with benefits for both parties: royal notaries issued juridical acts certifying these commercial relationships, according to specific regulations within a set of rules on the preparation of authentic documents. Through case studies, I will attempt to explain how the preserved notarial acts reflect the practice of legislation issued by various 14th century Portuguese kings, with regard to the conditions for the completion of such contracts between Christians and Jewish others, as well as the taxes to be charged by the notary public.

Paper -c:
Catalonia had in its Medieval Jewry many eminent rabbis who led the Jewish orthodoxy in Occident, Rabbi Nissim Gerondi, Solomon ben Adret, or Moshe ben Nachman among them. Through their letters and other documents they spoke about daily Jewish life in the Crown of Aragon, and in particular in Catalonia. As we will see in this paper, this community was not isolated from the rest of the Catalan society and the contact between Christian and Jewish people in many areas was reflected in their writings.