Miguel Calleja Puerta

Miguel Calleja Puerta
University of Oviedo | UNIOVI · Department of History

Doctor en Historia (2000)

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Un elemento clave en el proceso de conformación de una sociedad letrada es la constitución de oficiales capaces de conferir fe pública a los documentos que escriben. En los reinos de León y Castilla, el momento canónico de ese proceso es la definición del notariado público en la obra legislativa de Alfonso X. Este artículo explora las raíces del fe...
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Comprehension of past events and its reconstruction is one of the tasks performed by historians. With the introduction of computeraided methods the way in which historians perform their work has been transformed. One of these inclusions is the Semantic Web which can act as an alternative for publication, conciliation, standardisation and integratio...
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La extensión del notariado público fue un fenómeno relevante de la Europa del siglo XIII. Este artículo estudia algunos documentos notariales tempranos, castellanos y portugueses, que se han conservado en el Arquivo Distrital de Braga. A través de ellos se demuestra que los documentos notariales se aceptaban normalmente en reinos distintos al de pr...
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La delimitación territorial entre las diócesis fue uno de los procesos fundamentales de la Iglesia castellana en la Plena Edad Media. El dosier de documentos que respaldó la delimitación de las diócesis de Oviedo y Lugo a mediados del siglo XII hace ver que el asunto interesaba a los obispos, pero también a los reyes y los Papas. La reconstrucción...
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En las ciudades del Antiguo Régimen la escrituración de documentos recaía principalmente en los concejos y las notarías. Por un lado, las autoridades municipales la empleaban como instrumento de gobierno y de relación con otras instancias de poder; por otro, los particulares recurrían a profesionales de la escritura que tenían plena capacidad de co...
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The concentration of diplomatic writing in towns is one of the main topics of the 13th century in Castille and it grows besides the urbanization of the kingdom. Even though the relationship between council’s scribes and notaries public in medieval Castille remains quite unknown. The aim of this paper is to draw the emergence of council’s scribes in...
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In the long twelfth century, most kingdoms in Western Europe extended their territories and enhanced their means of exercising power. This paper aims to explain the link between this process and the development of royal writing offices. As these kingdoms expanded, there was an increase in the need for larger numbers of charters to be issued: transm...
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Este articulo analiza como se describen en la Primera Cronica Anonima de Sahagun la comunicacion oral y gestual y el recurso a lo escrito, entendiendo que su analisis puede servir para comprender mejor el contexto de elaboracion de la cronica. Tras revisar los indicios de comunicacion gestual, el papel de lo hablado y la escenificacion publica de l...
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El formulario más antiguo que se ha conservado en la Península Ibérica fue redactado en época visigoda, aunque solo se conoce a través de una única copia de erudito confeccionada en el siglo XVI. Contiene 46 fórmulas, a menudo fragmentarias, en las que el aspecto retórico destaca en perjuicio de la validación. El contraste de este formulario con lo...
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The earliest documents of the Cathedral of Oviedo are well known to historians after their publication by S.A. García Larragueta and the recent edition of the Liber Testamentorum done by M.J. Sanz Fuentes. Nevertheless, the use of inventories of its archive made in modern time allows to know new evidences on the first centuries of the Middle Ages t...

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This project aims to examine in detail the history of power in the Middle Ages in Spain from the perspective of space, while also considering writing as an instrument of both the development and exercise of power. The study focuses on the 11th to the 14th centuries, which is a wide span of time. This is done so that the dynamics of the evolution of power and space can be observed, but without forgetting to examine in detail some especially significant developments. Geographically, we focus on the great areas of northwest Spain, to be precise, the northern part of the Duero river valley, Rioja and Navarre. These areas have been chosen as they had a socio-political continuity over the period of the study. They have not, however, been considered as a closed territory, since the powers of this area are projected beyond its boundaries and affect other spaces, like Portugal, Majorca or Bearne. Taking the team’s accumulated experience in researching regal power as a starting point, we aim to discover how power develops through the contact between those holding power in different spaces, and how it develops and evolves through competition and symbiosis. These relationships will be studied within the local area: through the new royal and monastic towns, where kings, nobles, councils, monasteries and bishops all interact; in the regions and districts, through the study of ‘merindades’ (bailieries) and ‘tenencias’ (castle holdings), paying special attention to the relationships that aristocratic families and monarchs create around them; in the royal court, where the activity of the royal chancery and learned clerics generate documents which mediate between the regal power and that of the other powers in the kingdom. The spaces and territories are not the domain solely of the king and kingdom; the aristocracy also generates important spaces that transcend frontiers, either in relation to the monarchy or not. In each of these spatial levels, of these ‘spaces of power’, certain important places or districts have been chosen whose sources are more revealing, so as to make the work fit the available time. Together with the powers and spaces, the “writings” form the third pillar of this project; not only because of the predominance of written sources in the project’s methodology, but also because we believe that diplomas, regal or monastic cartularies, inventaries, chronicles, literary or hagiographical works... were an instrument of the expression and exercise of power, of the appropriation of space.