In this paper, we shall show some characteristics of the use of pastures and commons in the Crown of Aragon between the thirteen and fifteenth centuries.
Who were these Almogavars, who were able to defeat these heavily-armed and highly-trained knights? Why were they consistently effective against all who came before them? How were they utilized by James I the Conqueror (1213-1276) and his son Peter III the Great (1276-1285), count-kings of Catalonia-Aragon, to further the interests of their realm? These are the questions that this paper will attempt to answer.
How Rich a Lawyer, How Poor a Tailor? An Economic Hierarchy of Occupations in Fifteenth-Century Spain
Experimental Archaeology at L’Esquerda – Crops, Storage, Metalcraft and Earthworks in Mediaeval and Ancient Times
They perpetrate many deceptions in order to gain a sexual or monetary advantage over their victims and are portrayed as malicious mischief-makers and the protagonists of humorous and smutty stories. Women also feature in these either as deceived victims or as the perpetrators of deception, as they outwit their husbands in order to enjoy their own adulterous affairs.
Estimation of extreme flash flood evolution in Barcelona County from 1351 to 2005 By A. Barrera, M. C. Llasat, and M. Barriendos Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, Vol. 6 (2006) Abstracts: Every year, flash floods cause economic losses and major problems for undertaking daily activity in the Catalonia region (NE Spain). Sometimes catastrophic damage […]
From a Master to a Laywoman: A Feminine Manual of Self-Help By Montserrat Cabre Dynamis : Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque. Historiam Illustrandam, Vol.20 (2000) Abstract: This article analyzes master Joan’s Tròtula, a late fourteenth-century Catalan text on women’s health addressed to an infanta of Aragon which survives in one late fourteenth-century manuscript. It presents […]
The 1448 earthquake in Catalonia. Some effects and local reactions By Roser Salicrù i Lluch Annals of Geophysics, Vol.38 No.5-6 (1995) Abstract: The May 1448 earthquake, the last destructive one that took place in Catalonia in the Middle Ages, was known chiefly from several chronistic and narrative medieval sources. To these sources I add new […]
Instructing the Court: Raimon Vidal’s Pedagogy for the Courtly Joglar By Valerie Michelle Wilhite Courtly Arts and the Arts of Courtliness, ed. Christopher Kleinhenz and Keith Busby (Cambridge: DS Brewer, 2006) Introduction: As the twelfth century closes and the thirteenth begins, a Catalan troubadour, Raimon Vidal, produces texts of various genres: the Razos de trobar, […]
Judaeo-Catalan: in search of a mediaeval dialect that never was Feliu, Francesc and Ferrer, Joan Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, March (2011) Abstract The idea that there once existed a mediaeval dialect of Catalan specific to Jews living in Catalan-speaking areas has been accepted and reported in various sources with little critical scrutiny. There […]