IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 535: Power, Memory, and Written Record in Medieval Spain, I: Creation and Recreation of Memory in Local Communities and Towns

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:El ejercicio del poder: espacios, agentes y escrituras (siglos XI-XV), EJEPO Project
Organiser:Álvaro Jesús Sanz Martín, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Moderator/Chair:Alberto Navarro Baena, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 535-aMemories of the Past in 12th-Century Castile and Leon
(Language: English)
Pascual Martínez Sopena, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 535-bPrivileges, Copies, and Forgeries: Royal Confirmations of Town Charters in Castile and Leon, c. 1250-1500
(Language: English)
Álvaro Jesús Sanz Martín, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 535-cFoundation, Discourse, and Memory in the Astur-Galician Towns during the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Álvaro Solano Fernández-Sordo, Área de Historia Medieval, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Political Thought
Abstract

This session aims to explore the re-creation of memory in local communities and towns in Castile and Leon between the 12th and the 15th centuries. The first paper will analyse the creation and diffusion of narratives of conquest, colonization, community, and authority, through a selection of texts written or rewritten in the 12th century. The second paper will discuss the process of reception and transmission of the privileges given by the kings of Castile to towns and cities. The third paper will examine the creation of founding memories in the towns of the regions of Asturias and Galicia from a comparative approach, looking for similarities and differences in their discourse.