Session826
TitleReconnecting a Peripheric Polity: Crossing the Portuguese Border from the 12th to the 15th Centuries
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorCentro de Investigação Transdisciplinar Cultura, Espaço e Memória (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
 
OrganiserAndré Moutinho Rodrigues, Laboratoire de Médiévistique occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
 
Moderator/ChairMaria João Branco, Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 
Paper 826-a Through Christendom: The Portuguese Cardinals as Agents and Intermediaries in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
André Moutinho Rodrigues, Laboratoire de Médiévistique occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 826-b Problematising the Border: The River Minho between the 12th and 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Rúben Filipe Teixeira da Conceição, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index Terms: Economics - Rural; Economics - Trade; Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 826-c Steel and Forges across Borders: Circulation of Metals, Agents, and Knowledge from Northern Spain to Portugal, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Paulo Morgado e Cunha, Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar 'Cultura, Espaço e Memória' (CITCEM), Universidade do Porto
Index Terms: Economics - General; Economics - Trade; Technology
 
AbstractThis session aims to understand how Portugal was not closed in its borders and, despite its peripherical location, remained connected to the outside world throughout the Middle Ages. The first paper will discuss the place of Portuguese cardinals in the European context, highlighting their roles as mediators and intermediaries across Christendom's borders. The second will focus on the migration of skilled ironworkers from Northern Spain to Portugal, discussing its implications on the circulation across borders of goods, techniques, and knowledge. The third will discuss the construction of the border across the river Minho in Northern Portugal, contrasting how the various interests of local communities, municipal authorities, and Kings contributed towards a complex border situation.