IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 809: Depicting the New Borders: Between Myth and Reality

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Instituto de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, Universidad de La Laguna / Projecto 'El Mar como Frontera. Transgresiones Legales en el Atlántico Bajo Medieval', Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation & Universities
Organiser:Víctor Muñoz-Gómez, Instituto Universitario de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, Universidad de La Laguna
Moderator/Chair:Roberto J. González Zalacain, Instituto de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, Universidad de La Laguna
Paper 809-aBordering the Infinite: The Columns of Hercules in Medieval Maps
(Language: English)
Kevin Rodríguez Wittmann, Instituto de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, Universidad de La Laguna
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities
Paper 809-bWar of Conquest, Military Leadership, and Chronistic Narration: From the Border of Granada to America, 14th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Víctor Muñoz-Gómez, Instituto Universitario de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, Universidad de La Laguna
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Paper 809-cViolence after the Conquest: Conflicts between the Indigenous Population and Europeans in the Canary Islands during the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Roberto J. González Zalacain, Instituto de Estudios Medievales y Renacentistas, Universidad de La Laguna
Index terms: Anthropology, Social History
Abstract

This session aims to contribute to the analysis of the distortion between the medieval conception of the mythical geography and the real experience of the sailors in the context of European Atlantic expansion. Kevin R. Wittmann analyses the mythical representation of the Pillars of Hercules. Muñoz Gómez describes the contact with the American reality, through conquest chronicles. Finally, González Zalacain explores the reality of social contact after the Canary Islands conquest.