IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1025: Orders at Borders: Monasteries, Convents, and the Organisation of Society at the Borders of the Crown of Aragon

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Robert Friedrich, German Historical Institute, Paris
Sandra Schieweck, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (ZEGK), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Moderator/Chair:Paul Schweitzer-Martin, Institut für Frankisch-Pfälzische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Paper 1025-aMendicant Orders and Mudejar Societies in the Early Kingdom of Valencia: Some New Perspectives
(Language: English)
Eric Böhme, Historisches Seminar, Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Administration, Religious Life
Paper 1025-bOrganising Society: The Mallorcan Dominicans after the Christian Conquest
(Language: English)
Robert Friedrich, German Historical Institute, Paris
Index terms: Administration, Monasticism
Paper 1025-cNegotiating the Border: Military Orders at the Southern Castilian-Aragonese Frontier
(Language: English)
Sandra Schieweck, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (ZEGK), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Military and mendicant orders played an important part in the organization of rulership throughout the Later Middle Ages, especially in contested border regions. The aim of this session is to gain a better understanding of the political relationship between religious orders and the rulers of Aragon and Castile in the 13th and 14th century. The papers will focus on territories recently conquered. Two will explore the role, the mendicant orders played in building and organizing a new Christian society by mediating between the old and the new population as well as by providing infrastructure for settlers. The third paper considers the boundary line that separated former Muslim territory between Castile and the Crown of Aragon where military orders owned territories and were involved in ongoing border conflicts.