IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1503: The Articulation of Galician Space during the Reigns of Fernando I and Alfonso VI: Territory, Architecture, Power

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Javier Castiñeiras López, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Moderator/Chair:Sara Carreño López, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Paper 1503-aOne King, One Kingdom, One Administration?: The Role of Galicia in the Christian Monarchies of the Iberian Peninsula and the Peculiarities of Its Territorial Organisation
(Language: English)
Mariña Bermúdez Beloso, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1503-bThe Century of Castles?: The Evolution of the Fortifying Process during the Reigns of Fernando I and Alfonso VI
(Language: English)
Carlos Lixó Gómez, Departamento de Historia Medieval e Moderna, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Secular, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1503-cNueva dinastía, nuevos espacios?: Modificaciones y persistencias en la arquitectura del noroeste peninsular a lo largo del siglo XI
(Language: Español)
Javier Castiñeiras López, Departamento de Historia da Arte, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The reign of King Fernando I meant a decisive change in the evolution of western Iberian realms and started a new scene that grew stronger with his son and heir Alfonso VI. Concerning territory, changes are perceptible at all levels, from the structure of the realm itself to the districts that organised Galician space in previous decades. Castles became the main elements of power, both as seats for justice and as places where the tension among aristocrats falls on. The introduction of Romanesque art represents the definitive change of the architectural landscape in the whole realm.