L’ 'Historia Compostellana' : l’évêque en action au miroir des lettres (premier quart du XIIe siècle)

Abstract : During the lifetime of Diego Delmirez (who died c. 1140), one sees a massive insertion of letters in the Historia Compostellana dealing with his activities as a bishop. The text has been the object of careful study in which quotations have been identified, a typology of their occurrences proposed, and a comparison made with charters quotations. From this, it is clear that the authors of the Historia made a communal effort to distinguish their recounting of the fabula in drawing on the probationary and memorial value of both charters and letters. But more particularly, they used letters in order to create a sense of reality in their narrative, as well as to provide clerics of the Iberian Peninsula with a tool for work, in general, for administrative actions, and even for government. These clerics were thus able to highlight the new importance for Iberian bishops of the need to exercise control over epistolary relations within a radically reformed Church, one which was henceforth Roman.
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Amélie de las Heras. L’ 'Historia Compostellana' : l’évêque en action au miroir des lettres (premier quart du XIIe siècle) . Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale, C.E.S.C.M, 2018, 61 (241), pp.61-74. ⟨halshs-01774601⟩

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