Religion and Civil Society

Objectives

  • The careful analysis of each one of these aspects (which in itself represents an original contribution), as well as the presentation of our interpretations and conclusions of each of these discreet individual analyses.

  • The bringing together of our individual research (through seminars, conferences, and collective works) to establish some common and comparative basis to examine the different peninsular monarchies under the overarching concept of "political theology".

  • The analysis of seven areas strictly related to the concept of "political theology", some of them which were previously scarcely studied, or which needed to be reviewed, applied to late medieval Hispanic monarchies

    • The royal symbolic space: the court

    • Perambulations of the Court: Cartography of the Royal sites;

    • Royal Ceremonies and their symbolic value: Auto-coronation and the secularization of royal power;

    • Visual Elements of Royal Symbolism: Emblems and royal signs

    • Anthropological dimension of Royalty: Festivals;

    • Contestation of Hegemonic Royal Political Theology: Critique of the Crusades;

    • Iconology of Royal Power: Fracture of the Royal Seal 

  • Provide a first theoretical hypothesis and practical development of "political theology" as a very useful methodology for the study of medieval monarchies, which so far has not been applied to the study of Hispanic monarchies.

  • Comparative study of four Peninsula Christian monarchies in the Middle Ages, through the analysis of political theology. This point appears to be not only relevant from a scientific point of view but also, paradoxically, it seems to be very novel.

  • A truly interdisciplinary study, as required by any policy approach to theology, which requires not only knowledge but also historiographic, anthropological, theological, liturgical, cartographic and political philosophy. This aspect seems particularly useful in the current historiographical context, considering the progressive cracking discipline that continues to grow, the necessary overview disappearing, both thematic and discipline.

Contact of ‘Medieval Political Theology'




General contact:
Jaume Aurell i Cardona
Despacho 2030
Departamento de Historia
31009 Pamplona
España

+34 948 42 56 00. Ext. 802159
saurell@unav.es