Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia: Power, Order, and the Written Word, 1000–1200
This study examines the role of written agreements in eleventh- and twelfth-century Catalonia, and how they determined the social and political order. By tracing the fate of these agreements - or convenientiae - from their first appearance to the late twelfth century, it is possible to demonstrate the remarkable stability of the fluid structures which they engendered in what is generally thought of as 'feudal society'. The process of documentary change reveals the true nature and pace of the 'transformation of the year 1000'. Analysis of the convenientia as an instrument of power and its interaction with oral practices contributes to a deeper understanding of the role of the written word in medieval societies. Finally, a broad historiographical context establishes the significance of this study of Catalonia for a more general appreciation of the medieval Mediterranean world.
SOCIAL AND DOCUMENTARY CHANGE AROUND THE YEAR 1000
Chapter 2 MAKING AGREEMENTS
Chapter 3 KEEPING AGREEMENTS
Chapter 4 FOUNDATIONS THE ELEVENTH CENTURY
Chapter 5 FORTUNES THE TWELFTH CENTURY
Chapter 6 WRITING AND POWER
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Adam J. Kosto
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