IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 507: Christian and Muslim Identity in Medieval Northern Spain

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Victor Martínez, Department of Art History, Arkansas State University
Moderator/Chair:Scott de Brestian, Department of Art & Design, Central Michigan University
Paper 507-aAlmofalla: On the Chronology of Arab Camps in Castile
(Language: English)
David Peterson, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Burgos
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Military History, Onomastics
Paper 507-bChoosing a Name for the New 'Chosen People': The Challenge of Self-Identification in the Asturian Chronicles
(Language: English)
John Wreglesworth, Independent Scholar, Banbury
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 507-cStyle and Medieval Identity in the Funerary Stele from San Vicente del Valle, Burgos
(Language: English)
Victor Martínez, Department of Art History, Arkansas State University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Sculpture

The Upper Ebro Valley was an area of diverse cultural influences throughout the early medieval period, producing a rich corpus of texts and material culture that record local interests, strategies of convivencia, and/or regional identities for Christians and Muslims. Each paper is this session offers a case study illustrating the complex identities in contact in the region, framed in terms of the epigraphic, toponymic, and visual.