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Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz

Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas

BA, MA, PhD, Postdoc
Senior Lecture in Medieval History and Archaeology at the University of Granada (Spain)

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Introduction
Profesor Contratado Doctor (Senior Lecture) at the University of Granada (Spain). I'm interested in Medieval Archaeology, Islamic Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology, Palaeoenvironmental studies, natural resources exploitation and consumption, Identity, Postcolonial and Decolonial studies, Castles and fortifications, urban development, rural settlements pattern... ouch, many things!
Additional affiliations
October 2014 - October 2016
University of Reading
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2013 - December 2013
University of Granada
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Contract: «Definición de contenido y asesoramiento en la materialización de exposiciones: Las vegas nazaríes, el agua en la cultura nazarí y el papel histórico de la mujer en la agricultura, para Marruecos y Granada». PI: Antonio Malpica Cuello
July 2013 - March 2014
University of Granada
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Project: «Los agentes locales del poder en el reino nazarí: impacto en la red social y capacidad de liderazgo» (ref. HAR2011-24125). PI: Adela Fábregas García
Education
September 2008 - October 2013
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Historia-Arqueología Medieval
September 2007 - September 2009
University of Granada
Field of study
  • Arqueología y Territorio
September 2002 - July 2007
University of Granada
Field of study
  • History

Publications

Publications (71)
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El objetivo de este trabajo es dar a conocer los principales resultados de dos intervenciones arqueológicas llevadas a cabo en la ciudad de Medina Elvira (siglos IX-XI). Una se realizó en donde se ha propuesto que estuvo el centro urbano, y así parece confirmarlo la densidad de estructuras. La segunda intervención se localizó en uno los límites ori...
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Este Libro recoge las actas del III Congreso Internacional de Antropología de la Sal celebrado en el año 2018 en el Valle Salado de Salinas de Añana (País Vasco. España). Se publican un total de 63 artículos escritos por los expertos de los 14 países diferentes que participaron. Durante el Congreso, Europa estuvo representada por investigadores de...
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En este artículo se presentan los resultados preliminares del estudio de un conjunto cerámico procedente del interior de un edificio singular ubicado en el conocido como “Cortijo de los Cigarrones” localizado en el yacimiento de Madīnat Ilbīra (Atarfe, Granada) durante las campañas de 2018 y 2019. Se trata de una de las zonas más alejadas del centr...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la organización social del territorio y la distribución de los asentamientos en relación con la gestión y control de los recursos naturales, especialmente la sal, a partir de los lugares donde se produjo su explotación: las salinas. Se proponen una serie de indicios que indican que fue esta una actividad que...
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This paper is divided in three parts. The first one deals with a historiographical analysis of the institutionalization process of medieval Archaeology, mainly focusing on the integration of the discipline into higher education and the universities. The second part tackles the presence of medieval Archaeology within current curricula, configured af...
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This article presents the results of the zooarchaeological analysis of an assemblage dating to the second quarter of the 16th century that was discovered on the current university campus of Cartuja, on the outskirts of Granada (Andalusia, Spain). During the Middle Ages, this area was largely used for agricultural purposes, including as estates owne...
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This paper promotes the application of geoarchaeology—joint studies using historical, archaeological and heritage approaches—to the conservation and management practice of castles and landscapes in the context of ‘castlescapes’. Using case studies from recent research on medieval castles in frontier regions of the eastern Baltic and Spain, it demon...
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Archaeological investigations of al-Andalus has become increasingly important in medieval studies, but it has traditionally been left out of the research agenda of European medieval archaeology. This is due to its exoticism and not fitting in well with the construction of a European identity and Spanish national history based on Christian expansion...
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This paper introduces the theme of a special issue exploring the connections between castles (broadly defined as medieval fortified sites) and their landscapes, from archaeological and heritage perspectives. It includes a brief case study of how some of the castles in Occitanie, southern France, have been connected with their landscapes in the cons...
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Landscapes of (re)conquest: dynamics of multicultural frontiers in medieval South-west Europe - Guillermo García-Contreras, Aleks Pluskowski, Michelle Alexander, Rowena Banerjea, Marcos García García
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BOOK REVIEWS - CRÍTICA DE LIBROS - CRÍTICA DE LIVROS Kim Anderson and Vicente Pinilla (Eds.): Wine Globalization: A New Comparative History Marc Badia-Miró Eric L. Jones: Landed Estates and Rural Inequality in English History: From the Mid-Seventeenth Century to the Present Enric Saguer Clemens Zimmermann, Gunter Mahlerwein y Aline Maldener (Eds.):...
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Albercón del Moro is a large water reservoir located in the highest part of the Cartuja University Campus located in the northern part of Granada (Spain). This contribution shows the outcome of the analysis of the pottery of this site. The archaeological excavations carried out so far give extensive chronology of use, which vary throughout the cent...
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El proyecto «Landscapes of (Re) Conquest: Dynamics of Multicultural Frontiers in Medieval South Western Europe» propone el estudio de las relaciones entre los cambios culturales y los cambios medioambientales en las sociedades fronterizas del suroeste de Europa durante el período formativo de la Edad Media, en el momento en el que estos territorios...
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UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS CHANGE between the collapse of the Roman Empire and the Reformation forms one of the cornerstones of medieval archaeology, but has been riven by period, denominational, and geographical divisions. This paper lays the groundwork for a fundamental rethink of archaeological approaches to medieval religions, by adopting an holis...
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A critical review of the historiography on the al- Andalus archaeological studies in the northeast of the current province of Guadalajara is presented. The work has been divided into five periods: from the 16th c. to 18th c.; from the 19th century to the Civil War; from the Thirties to the Transition; the last thirty years of the 20th c.; and final...
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The aim of this brief notice is to present a rib from a Gothic style archway recently discover in an archaeolo- gical excavations located west of the Faculty of Phylosophy and Letters on the occasion of the redevelopment of the University Campus of Cartuja (Granada). Its features and context of discovery suggest that this piece belonged to the firs...
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Pretendemos abordar el tema de la propiedad, y por lo tanto del control de los recursos naturales, por parte de los poderes locales nazaríes a partir de las referencias que se encuentran en los Libros de Apeo y Repartimiento. Nuestro objetivo es doble. En primer lugar, queremos aportar algunas ideas al tema de investigación de los agentes del poder...
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Traditional historiography about border space in central Iberian Peninsula has developed a conception of organised around some communication routes, a few cities, towers and castles. However, if we reduce the scale of the study we will discover a more complex reality, in which not all the towers were watchtowers and some settlements displayed an ur...
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The aim of this paper is to review archaeological studies on conflict in the Middle Ages, especially but not exclusively related to battlefield sites. We place particular attention on the few examples studied in the Iberian Peninsula and raise some final thoughts about what we think should be the future research agenda for this field of study.
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We propose a reflection on the role of Sigüenza, which currently is a small city in the northeast of the province of Guadalajara, in the centuries from the disintegration of the Roman Empire until the Christian conquest by a bishop of Aquitaine origin who worked for the crown of Castilian. That is, we will focus on the 5th and 12th centuries. To th...
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A obra colectiva Fortificações e Território na Península Ibérica e no Magreb (séculos VI a XVI) oferece aos investigadores e ao leitor comum inte-ressado nestas maté rias, distintas leitu-ras do castelo, algumas com claro cariz monográfico, algumas tocando as trans-formações dos períodos de transição, a montante e a jusante, outras preferindo traba...
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El proyecto Sal y ganadería en el Reino de Granada (siglos XIII - XV) (con acrónimo SALGARN) nace con el objetivo de investigar un tema que tiene un indudable interés, pero que, lamentablemente, apenas ha sido examinado.
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Documentación de la Sesión 1 "Arqueología del Paisaje: una disciplina que armoniza pasado, presente y futuro. Respuestas para los paisajes históricos en el siglo XXI" de las Vº jornadas de jóvenes en investigación arqueológica, celebradas en Santiago de Compostela en 2012
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Con este trabajo tratamos de abordar las distintas aplicaciones que tuvo la sal en la vida cotidiana de los andalusíes a partir de la recopilación de distintas menciones que encontramos en escritos de muy diversa consideración, desde libros de cocina a tratados agronómicos, así como otros de carácter farmacológico o incluso ritual. Palabras clave:...
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tendemos analizar hemos planteamos en este trabajo únicamente algunos juicios de valor historiográficos y nuestra breve experiencia hasta el mo-mento. La escasez de espacio, ade-más, nos obliga a sintetizar "Agua dulce, agua salada". propuestas y problemas del análisis arqueológico del recurso hídrico en Al-Andalus RESUMEN Ante la inmensidad del te...
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El libro reúne las actas de las jornadas celebradas en Granada del 3 al 5 de junio de 2009.
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The archaeological excavations carried out supporting the restoration of the medieval tower known as «El Fuerte» («The Fortress»), in the town of Lanteira (Granada, northern side of Sierra Nevada), has allowed to analyze in detail its structure and the different building techniques used, and also to date the construction of the building to the four...
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The starting point of this work is an archaeological survey that we have undertaken in the north of the province of Guadalajara, in the valley between the present-day villages of Sigüenza and Atienza. We reflect on assestments of the Islamic period in the early Middle Ages and their relationship to the exploitation of salt resources.
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prospección arqueológica (2008), centrándonos siempre en el período andalusí (siglos VIII al XI). Summary The study of organization of the settlement must be closely related to the analysis of exploitation of the physical environ-ment in which settlements are inserted. In this case study the territoy of Salado valley, Henares River tributary in the...

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