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Historical Memory and Clerical Activity in Medieval Spain and Portugal

1st Edition

By Peter Linehan


360 pages

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This fourth Variorum collection of articles by Peter Linehan comprises items largely from the past decade. The studies represent further investigation of themes broached in earlier works, in particular the latest report on the movements of Cardinal John of Abbeville, and the related subjects of historiography and historians, the interplay of history and government, and aspects of sacral monarchy. Articles on Zamora's frustrated legal history and Zamora's cardinal extend the Castilian theme across the territorial frontier into the kingdom of Portugal, and two other items explore English ramifications and developments in papal procedures.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; By way of introduction: the Spanish Middle Ages and the 19th century; A papal legation and its aftermath: Cardinal John of Abbeville in Spain and Portugal, 1228-1229; Dates and doubts about don Lucas; Don Rodrigo and the government of the kingdom; Don Juan de Soria: unas apostillas; Juan de Soria: the chancellor as chronicler; the case of the impugned chirograph and the juristic culture of early thirteenth-century Zamora; Columpna firmissima: D. Gil Torres, the cardinal of Zamora; La conquista de Sevilla y los historiadores; The king's touch and the dean's ministrations: aspects of sacral monarchy; "Quedam de quibus dubitans": on preaching the crusade in Alfonso X's Castile; The invention of Toledo; El cuatro de mayo de 1282; A misattributed tomb and its implications: Cardinal Ordoño Álvarez and his friends and relations (with M. Torres Sevilla); The English mission of Cardinal Petrus Hispanus, the Chronicle of Walter of Guisborough, and news from Castile at Carlisle (1307); Patronage and indebtedness: Portugal, Castile and the papal court around the year 1300; Fiat A; the earliest known roll of petitions signed by the pope (1307), with P.N.R. Zutshi); Index.

About the Author

Dr Peter Linehan has been a Fellow of St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK, since 1966 and is also a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society

About the Series

Variorum Collected Studies

The first title in the Variorum Collected Studies series was published in 1970. Since then well over 1000 titles have appeared in the series, and it has established a well-earned international reputation for the publication of key research across a whole range of subjects within the fields of history.

The history of the medieval world remains central to the series, with Byzantine studies a particular speciality, but the range of titles extends from Hellenistic philosophy and the history of the Roman empire and early Christianity, through the Renaissance and Reformation, up to the 20th century. Islamic Studies forms another major strand as do the histories of science, technology and medicine.

Each title in the Variorum Collected Studies series brings together for the first time a selection of articles by a leading authority on a particular subject. These studies are reprinted from a vast range of learned journals, Festschrifts and conference proceedings. They make available research that is scattered, even inaccessible in all but the largest and most specialized libraries. With a new introduction and index, and often with new notes and previously unpublished material, they constitute an essential resource. 

For further information about contributing to the series please contact Michael Greenwood at Michael.Greenwood@informa.com

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General