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From Charters to Codex
Studies on Cartularies and Archival Memory in the Middle Ages

R. Furtado, M. Moscone (eds.)
6 b/w ill. + 24 colour ill., 10 b/w tables, 165 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-58556-7
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Over the last decades, a profound renovation in the way of reading and interpreting the sources of the Middle Ages led researchers to reconsider the historical value of medieval cartularies and to explore the different ways and purposes according to which medieval institutions built their own archival memory. In this collective volume we aim at approaching the topic through specific case studies, analysing models and practices in the organization of the corpora, the selection, organization and use / re-use of documents. The book focuses above all on cartularies in the strict sense of the term, mostly produced within the ecclesiastical sphere. Moreover, some of the contributions presented here regard (or also regard) documentary collections in volume form that cannot be identified with the libri iurium et privilegiorum as traditionally understood but were, like them, born out of the need to organise the parchment charters forming the archives of their creators and make them concretely usable for various purposes. It is therefore our hope that, despite the diversity of the cases examined and approaches employed, this volume will be of use not only to those currently engaged in the study of cartularies but also to those undertaking broader investigation of the management of archival memory in the medieval period.

Rodrigo Furtado is Associate Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities-University of Lisbon. He specialized in Visigothic Historiography and in the circulation of Iberian historiographical manuscripts. He is currently preparing with Isabel Velázquez the critical edition of Isidore’s Histories for Corpus Christianorum, and is also collaborating in the Tacitus Encyclopedia (Wiley-Blackwell) and the Brill's Companion to Visigothic Iberia. In 2016 he was Resident Researcher in the Casa de Velázquez-Madrid.

Marcello Moscone completed a doctorate in Medieval History at the University of Palermo in 2006 and was a research fellow at the Univeristies of Palermo and Lisbon, working on medieval documents and cartularies. Currently he is State Archivist at the General Directorate of Archives of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Table of Contents
R. Furtado - M. Moscone, Preface
J. M. Ruiz Asencio (U. de Valladolid), Tres cartularios en el Becerro Gótico de Valpuesta. ¿Los más antiguos de los Reinos Hispánicos Occidentales?
J. A. Fernández Florez (U. de Burgos), El Becerro Gótico de Cardeña. Aproximación a sus características más significativas
S. Serna Serna (U. de Burgos), Validations in Cardeña Gothic Cartulary: signs, monograms and chrismons
M. Herrero de la Fuente (U. de Valladolid), El Becerro Gótico de Sahagún
F. Tinti (U. del País Vasco), El papel de la memoria en la producción de los cartularios de Worcester
L. Agúndez San Miguel (U. del País Vasco), Reacción y defensa en la producción de los cartularios de Sahagún
D. Peterson (U. de Burgos), Order and disorder in the cartularies of San Millán de la Cogolla
B. Fadda – M. Rapetti (U. di Cagliari), Cartulari del Mediterraneo occidentale. Il caso dei condaghi sardi
M. Calleri (U. di Milano), Il monastero di Chiaravalle Milanese e le sue raccolte documentarie (secc. XIII-XIV in.)
M. L. Mangini (U. di Milano), Libri e munda. Considerazioni in margine a un progetto sui cartulari ecclesiastici italiani (secoli XIII-XIV)
S. Macchiavello (U. di Genova), Il più antico livellario della collegiata di Santa Maria delle Vigne di Genova (secoli XIII-XIV): genesi, struttura, funzioni di una raccolta in progress
H. Vasconcelos Vilar (U. de Évora), From copy to register: organising memory in the diocese of Évora in the first half of the 14th century
D. Belmonte Fernández (U. de Sevilla), Organizar la memoria y administrar el patrimonio en la catedral de Sevilla. El Libro Blanco y el Libro de Dotaciones de 1411
A. de Oliveira Leitão (U. de Lisboa), O Livro Verde da Universidade de Coimbra: o cartulário medieval da universidade portuguesa
N. Vigil Montes (U. de Évora), Cartularios para la diplomacia de las monarquías bajomedievales. La promoción de los cartularios para la diplomacia de la dinastía portuguesa de Avis
Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)

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