Session1535
TitleNegotiating Iberian Borderlands, I: Common Themes, Uncommon Borders
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorAmerican Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain (AARHMS) / Texas Medieval Association (TEMA)
 
OrganiserErica Buchberger, Department of History, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
 
Moderator/ChairMaya Soifer Irish, Department of History, Rice University, Houston
 
Paper 1535-a Negotiating Ethnicity and Religion in a 9th-Century Borderland: Pelayo in the Asturian Chronicles
(Language: English)
Erica Buchberger, Department of History, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Index Terms: Demography; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
Paper 1535-b Thieves, Liars, and Murderers: The Basques, the Navarrese, and the Historiography of the Disaster at Roncesvalles
(Language: English)
Anne Latowsky, Department of World Languages, University of South Florida, Tampa
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1535-c New Borders, Same Concerns: Food as a Centre of Old Christian Spanish Conversion Efforts within and without Iberia
(Language: English)
Veronica Menaldi, Department of Modern Languages, University of Mississippi
Index Terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies; Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese
 
AbstractIt has long been recognized that the 'border' between Christian and Muslim Iberia was not a tidy line but a fluid region of shifting alliances, diverse layers of identity, and code-switching. Myths of clear-cut divisions were built through various stages of narrative and artistic construction for specific purposes in specific eras, and not always around the Christian-Muslim divide. There were many other active borderlands where territory, identities, and ideas were negotiated. These two sessions aim to draw attention to these other borders - with Francia, within Iberian Christendom and its colonial expansion, in cities, and in literary metaphor and historical narrative.