IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 835: Power, Memory, and Written Record in Medieval Spain, IV: Conflicting Memories and the Appropriation of the Past

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:El ejercicio del poder: espacios, agentes y escrituras (siglos XI-XV), EJEPO Project
Organiser:Carlos Reglero de la Fuente, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Moderator/Chair:Fernando Arias Guillén, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Paper 835-aSt Jacob Apostle, the Toletum Church, and a Big Fish: Iberian Peninsula Memory in the 'Commentary on the Apocalypse' of Burgo de Osma Mappa Mundi
(Language: English)
Soledad Morandeira de Paz, Departamento de Historia Antigua y Medieval, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Mentalities
Paper 835-bDompnus Petrus, infans Portugalie et regni Maioricarum dominus: Memoria y poder
(Language: Español)
Inés Calderón Medina, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 835-cMemory and Power in Sahagun: Judicial Inquiries during the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Carlos Reglero de la Fuente, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Valladolid
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life, Social History

Through the analysis of a wide range of sources, this session will illuminate different ways in which the past was reinterpreted to impact the present in Medieval Iberia. The first paper will discuss how the map contained in the Beatus of Burgo de Osma (c. 1086) omitted certain information in order to create an idyllic view of the Iberian Peninsula and how it reflects the underlying conflict between Toledo and Santiago de Compostela for ecclesiastical supremacy. The second paper will focus on the controversial figure of Pedro of Portugal, a member of the royal family who rebelled against his brother Afonso II and later became lord of Majorca. The last paper will analyse three judicial inquiries from Sahagun in the 15th century. These texts show different views of how the monastery’s power was exerted in the past and illustrates how ritual and written record were used to represent abbatial authority.