IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1537: Memory, Community, and Authority in Medieval Iberia: From Peripheries to Cities

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Kısmet Press
Organiser:Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Patrick Marschner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Respondent:Jonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1537-aCatalonia as a Carolingian Frontier
(Language: English)
Cullen Chandler, Department of History, Lycoming College, Pennsylvania
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1537-bMemory, Territory, and Unity: Ecclesiastical Geography and the Integration Process in the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo
(Language: English)
Paulo Pachá, Departamento de História, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Paper 1537-cRights and Memory to Run a City: Coimbra's City Council Archive in Late Medieval Times
(Language: English)
Leonor Zozaya-Montes, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Local History

This session presents three cases studies from the Iberian peninsula of the complex relationships between memory, authority, and the construction of communities, considering the differences between approaches taken in cities and on the peripheries. Cullen Chandler offers a re-assessment of Carolingian Catalonia, focussing on the concept of ‘frontier’ and the relationships between kings and local aristocrats. Paulo Pachá examines the role of churchmen in creating memories that could be utilized for integrating the peninsula into a single kingdom. Leonor Zozaya-Montes explores the town council archive of Coimbra to discover what the acts of selecting documents to be filed say about the role of memory in running a city.