Memory in the Middle Ages
Memory in the Middle Ages
Approaches from Southwestern Europe
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Foreword, by Flocel Sabaté Introduction: Memory in the Middle Ages, by Flocel Sabaté PART 1: MEMORY AND SCIENCE 1. Memory and the Body in Medieval Medicine, by Fernando Salmón 2. James I of Aragon, Vicent Ferrer, and Francesc Eiximenis: Natural Memory and Artificial Memory, by Xavier Renedo PART 2: MEMORY OF THE PAST AS IDENTITY 3. History, Memory, and Ideas: About the Past in the Early Middle Ages, by Rosamond McKitterick 4. Charter Writing and Documentary Memory in the Origins of Catalan History, by Michel Zimmermann 5. The Memory of Saints in the Hispanic Translationes of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuriess, by Ariel Guiance 6. Establishing a Memory in Medieval Spain, by Adeline Rucquoi 7. The Legend of the Princess of Navarre: A Founding Myth in the Sardinian Conflict against the Kings of Aragon, by Luciano Gallinari PART 3: MEMORY AND POWER 8. Memory of the State or Memory of the Kingdom? A Comparative Approach to the Construction of Memory in France and England, by Jean-Philippe Genet v 9. Coronation Ceremonies and the Sword as Symbol of Power: Aragon, 1200-1400, by Marta Serrano 10. Architecture and Legacy in Medieval Navarre, by Javier Martínez de Aguirre 11. Family Memory in Late Medieval Catalonia: The Example of the Marcs, Lords of Eramprunyà, by Mireia Comas-Via PART 4: MEMORY AND COMMEMORATING THE DEAD 12. The Tomb as Tool for Keeping Memory Alive: The Case of Late-Medieval Zaragoza, by Ana del Campo Gutiérrez 13. Wills, Tombs, and Preparation for a Good Death in Late Medieval Portugal, by Marta Ramos Dias 14. Ceremonial Topography in the Consueta Antiga of the Cathedral of Majorca, by Antoni Pons Cortès PART 5: REMEMBERING THE MIDDLE AGES 15. Catalan-Aragonese Sardinia: Memory and Identity from 1323 to the Present, by Esther Martí 16. Nineteenth-Century French Historiography and the Memory of the Middle Ages, by Luis Rojas Donat 17. Spolia and Memory: Notes for a Preliminary Study of Venice in the Nineteenth Century, by Myriam Pilutti Namer 18. Neo-Medievalism and the Anchoring of New Spatial Identities: Linking New Regional and Urban Identities with Medieval Memories, by Kees Terlouw 19. The Hegemony of the Cult of Anniversaries and its Disadvantages for Historians, by William M. Johnston

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Memory in the Middle Ages

Approaches from Southwestern Europe

Memory was vital to the functioning of the medieval world. People in medieval societies shared an identity based on commonly held memories. Religions, rulers, and even cities and nations justified their existence and their status through stories that guaranteed their deep and unbroken historical roots.
The studies in this interdisciplinary collection explore how manifestations of memory can be used by historians as a prism through which to illuminate European medieval thought and value systems. The contributors draw the link between memory and medieval science, management of power, and remembrance of the dead ancestors through examples from southern Europe as a means of enriching and complicating our study of the Middle Ages; this is a region with a large amount of documentation but which to date has not been widely studied.
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Flocel Sabaté

Prof. Flocel Sabaté (Univ. of Lleida) has been awarded the main research prizes in Catalonia (Distinció 2000; ICREA 2015) and Doctor Honoris Causa of the Univ. of Cuyo (2014).