IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 735: Power, Memory, and Written Record in Medieval Spain, III: The Construction and Transmission of Royal Memory in Castile

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:El ejercicio del poder: espacios, agentes y escrituras (siglos XI-XV), EJEPO Project
Organiser:Fernando Arias Guillén, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Moderator/Chair:Álvaro Jesús Sanz Martín, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 735-aA honra del rey et de su sennorio: Royal Privileges and the Construction of Royal Memory in Castile, c. 1158-1350
(Language: English)
Fernando Arias Guillén, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 735-bFeminine Power in León in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Luísa Tollendal Prudente, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 735-cThe Literary Works of Juan Manuel: Familial Memory and Ideological Discourse of a Castilian Magnate in the First Half of the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Laura Rodríguez Martín, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

This session will explore the royally-focused vision of the past promoted by royal privileges and chronicles in Castile during the 13th and 14th centuries; and how other writings challenged the Crown’s view. The first paper will discuss how Castilian kings used military successes – and other kind of events – to date royal diplomas, therefore contributing to the diffusion and remembrance of these events throughout the kingdom. The second will analyse feminine power in León in the XIIth century, with a particular emphasis on Queen Urraca’s rule. The final paper will focus on Juan Manuel’s literary works, whose own accounts of his conflict with Alfonso XI and the recent past differed from the ‘official version’ promoted by royal chronicles.