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Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020


The colloquium is dedicated to the problems of the material record generated by the State during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is a period of transition to the Modern State and it is a moment of intensification of the material manifestations of a state nature. The colloquium is organised in three sessions: the first session will deal with the material exhibition of royal power. The second session focuses on the territorialisation of the State. The third one is centered on the autonomous development of the State beyond the monarchy.



At the present time, nation-states are in question. Therefore, it is important to attend to its origins in the late Middle Ages, the moment in which the formation of many of the existing ones begins. In this sense, our Research Group studies the transformations of state structures in the late Middle Ages in the Crown of Aragon. In various conferences and publications we have analysed the importance of the social and ideological agents that build the State, legitimacy and conflict in state taxation, the development of diplomacy, the formation of a culture of accounting in administration and communication politics from the lower social strata towards the monarchy. In this context, the colloquium is dedicated to the material registration of the State, to the way in which the State developed its symbolic power and its legitimate domination through the exhibition of specific artifacts. That includes everything from palaces to tiles, from crowns and pantheons to castles, papers and coins, from art objects to weapons. At the same time, it is important to highlight the depersonalisation of the State and the emergence of state institutions that do not derive or are directly related to the kings, and also have their own material record.

Given the current circumstances, the colloquium is virtual, through a combination of recordings and live interventions via videoconference.


Admission is free, with the only limits imposed by Google Meet. Previous registration is required to receive the link that allows access.


  • Carlos Laliena Corbera (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • Julián M. Ortega Ortega (Arqueólogo)
  • Sandra de la Torre Gonzalo (Universidad del País Vasco)


Grupo de Investigación de Referencia CEMA

Proyecto de Investigación DECA, Dinámicas del Estado en la Corona de Aragón en los siglos XIV-XV. Sociedad política, culturas del poder y comunicación en el reino de Aragón en una perspectiva comparada. PGC2018-097683-B-100

Instituto de Patrimonio y Humanidades de la Universidad de Zaragoza


  • Carlos Laliena Corbera: claliena@unizar.es
  • Julián M. Ortega Ortega : saet@unizar.es
  • Sandra de la Torre Gonzalo : sandra.delatorre@ehu.eus


  • Carlos Laliena Corbera (Universidad de Zaragoza) y Julián M. Ortega Ortega (arqueólogo)
  • Conferencia inaugural Archaeology and landscapes of English royal palaces: new results and perspectives Chris Gerrard. University of Durham

Primera sesión Todos los cuerpos del rey

  • La construcción material de la memoria dinástica Julián M. Ortega Ortega, arqueólogo profesional
  • Alfonso V, el Vespertilio. Profecía escatológica, propaganda áulica e ideal de cruzada Joan Molina Figueras, Departamento de Pintura Gótica, Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Regalía e imagen del poder regio en la Corona de Aragón Isabel Ruiz de la Peña González, Universidad de Oviedo

Segunda sesión 

Reyes que hacen palacios y palacios que hacen reyes

Le palais des rois de Majorque de Perpignan: exercice et exaltation du pouvoir royal

  • Aymat Catafau, Universidad de Perpignan
  • Olivier Passarrius, Service Archéologique Départemental, Département des Pyrénées-Orientales
  • Michel Martzluff, Universidad de Perpignan

Territorializando la Corona, forjando el Estado

  • Violencia inherente al sistema. Las fortificaciones de realengo en la frontera occidental aragonesa (siglo XIV) Mario Lafuente Gómez, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • La producción y circulación de moneda en la Corona de Aragón Maria Clua Mercadal, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Tercera sesión

  • Las pueblas fortificadas en el reino de Valencia: poder real, frontera y colonización Josep Torró Abad, Universidad de Valencia
  • Puentes y obras públicas, símbolos del poder del Estado María Teresa Iranzo Muñío, Archivo Histórico Provincial de Zaragoza

Despersonalizando el poder del Estado

  • Identidad documental y representación del poder. El caso de la Corona de Aragón (siglos XII-XV) María Luz Mandingorra Llavata, Universidad de Valencia
  • El registro simbólico de los estados bajomedievales en la Corona de Aragón, Carlos Laliena Corbera, Universidad de Zaragoza

Conclusiones Juan Vicente García Marsilla, Universidad de Valencia



  • Friday, October 02, 2020


  • Medieval History. Archaeology. Art History. Social History. Crown of Aragon. Spain


  • Carlos Laliena Corbera
    courriel : claliena [at] unizar [dot] es
  • Sandra de la Torre Gonzalo
    courriel : sandra [dot] delatorre [at] ehu [dot] eus

Information source

  • Carlos Laliena Corbera
    courriel : claliena [at] unizar [dot] es


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« La rara materialidad de los reyes. Arqueología del Estado en la Baja Edad Media de la Corona de Aragón », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, https://doi.org/10.58079/1554

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