IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1525: Frontiers and Colonialism in Medieval Iberian Societies, I: 8th-12th Century

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Jesus Brufal, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Helena Kirchner, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Flocel Sabaté Curull, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Paper 1525-aAndalusian Towers in the Upper Frontier of al-Andalus, 8th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Jesus Brufal, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1525-bArchaeology of Muslim City in the al-Andalus Frontier: Madîna Balaghî, Balaguer, Catalonia, 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Helena Kirchner, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Júlia Olivé-Busom, Grup de Recerca Arqueologia Agrària de l'Edat Mitjana (ARAEM) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1525-cJust around the Riverbend: The Medieval Fortresses of the River Segre, 11th Century
(Language: English)
Ariadna Closa Ribera, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - General
Paper 1525-dFortifications and Colonisers between al-Andalus and Castile: The Landscape of (Re)Conquest in Central Iberia
(Language: English)
Michelle Alexander, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Guillermo García-Contreras, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Granada
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Military History
Abstract

This is the first of a three session series aiming to discuss the social organisation of Andalusi and Christian frontier societies in Medieval Iberia. Among others, issues concerning agricultural landscapes and productions, the military aspects of the conquest and colonisation, and the settlement of new colonisers in the conquered territories will be discussed using both documentary and archaeological evidence. In this specific panel the organization of the frontier of Al-Andalus will be the main concern. The chronological framework between the 8th and the 12th centuries embraces the Muslim conquest and the role of cities and fortresses in the frontier organization until the Christian conquest in the late 11th century. Finally, the impact of the Christian conquest will be also considered.

Paper -b is co-authored by: Helena Kirchner (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Júlia Olivé (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Carme Alòs (Museu de la Noguera), Eva Solanes (Museu de la Noguera), and Marta Monjo (Servei d’Arqueologia de la Generalitat de Catalunya).

Paper -d is co-authored by: Guillermo García-Contreras (Universidad de Granada), Rowena Y. Banerjea (University of Reading), Marcos García García (University of York), Michelle Alexander (University of York), and Aleks Pluskowski (University of Reading).