IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1310: Views of a Medieval Mediterranean City: Lleida in the 15th Century

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals ‘Espai, Poder i Cultura’, Universitat de Lleida
Organisers:Flocel Sabaté Curull, Grup de Recerca en Estudis Medievals ‘Espai, Poder i Cultura’, Universitat de Lleida
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chair:Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Paper 1310-aThe Stench of Pestilence: 14th-Century Municipal Measures to Fight Pestilence - The Case of Lleida
(Language: English)
Guillem Roca, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals ‘Espai, Poder i Cultura’, Universitat de Lleida
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History, Medicine, Social History
Paper 1310-bThe Crown of Aragon in Crisis: The Interregnum in Lleida and Its Relationships, 1410-1412
(Language: English)
Sandra Cáceres, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals ‘Espai, Poder i Cultura’, Universitat de Lleida
Index terms: Local History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1310-cThe Church of Lleida during the Episcopate of Antoni Cerdà, 1449-1459
(Language: English)
Albert Cassanyes Roig, Grup de Recerca Consolidat en Estudis Medievals ‘Espai, Poder i Cultura’, Universitat de Lleida
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life
Abstract

This session offers three related views of an important medieval Mediterranean city during the later Middle Ages: the city of Lleida in Catalonia. The first paper examines the measures taken by Lleida’s authorities to combat the plague, noting that there was a direct relation between dirt and illness and intending to apply a series of hygienic and spiritual measures directly related to medieval medicine. Paper -b addresses the role of Lleida and its citizens during the Interregnum, showing how the city tried to manage the arising violence during this problematic period; and paper -c explores how the church of Lleida functioned during the episcopate of Antoni Cerdà, absentee bishop of Lleida in the 15th century.