IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 635: Power, Memory, and Written Record in Medieval Spain, II: Memory and Record Keeping

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:El ejercicio del poder: espacios, agentes y escrituras (siglos XI-XV), EJEPO Project
Organiser:Alberto Navarro Baena, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Moderator/Chair:Soledad Morandeira de Paz, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 635-aThe Benefactors of the Cathedral Chapter of Leon in Its Necrologies and Cartularies
(Language: English)
Alberto Navarro Baena, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 635-bEscritura y poder en Castilla durante la Baja Edad Media: Escribir para el gobierno, escribir para la administración
(Language: Español)
Mauricio Herrero Jiménez, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 635-cThe Memory of the Monastery of Santa María la Real de las Huelgas in Valladolid according to Their Diplomatic Codices
(Language: English)
María Herranz Pinacho, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to analyse how ecclesiastical and royal institutions used their archives to preserve the memories of specific people and events which were of special importance. The period selected will cover the 12th to 15th centuries. The first paper will focus on the benefactors of the cathedral chapter in Leon from the 12th century onwards. Specifically, it will explore why the clerics elevated the memory of some benefactors over others. The second one examines the reception of Roman Law and its impact on the Castilian royal chancery, particularly in regards to the process of composing acta. Finally, the third paper will explore different methods of preserving the patrimony of the royal monastery of Las Huelgas of Valladolid and the transmission of its institutional memory during the Late Middle Ages.