Session Title

Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada: Archbishop, Historian, and Warrior

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Texas Medieval Association (TEMA)

Organizer Name

Theresa M. Vann

Organizer Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Presider Name

Lane J. Sobehrad

Presider Affiliation

Texas Tech Univ.

Paper Title 1

Warfare and Spanish Survival: Ximénez de Rada and the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212)

Presenter 1 Name

Donald J. Kagay

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Dallas

Paper Title 2

Saracens, Arabs, Pagans, and Goths: Race and Religion in De rebus Hispaniae

Presenter 2 Name

Theresa M. Vann

Start Date

12-5-2019 8:30 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 1060

Description

This session will focus on the remarkable career of one of the greatest ecclesiastical and literary figures of thirteenth-century Castile. The speakers will deal with (1)`Jimenez de Rada’s importance as the Archbishop of Toledo, from which post he reconstituted several conquered and badly damaged Castilian bishoprics and served as a moving force in the construction of the great cathedral of Toledo, (2) his religious and military influence on the great reconquest battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), and (3) the crucial role the Archbishop played as a Castilian historian with the publication of his masterwork De Rebus Hispaniae (Concerning Spanish Matters. Theresa Vann

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May 12th, 8:30 AM

Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada: Archbishop, Historian, and Warrior

Fetzer 1060

This session will focus on the remarkable career of one of the greatest ecclesiastical and literary figures of thirteenth-century Castile. The speakers will deal with (1)`Jimenez de Rada’s importance as the Archbishop of Toledo, from which post he reconstituted several conquered and badly damaged Castilian bishoprics and served as a moving force in the construction of the great cathedral of Toledo, (2) his religious and military influence on the great reconquest battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), and (3) the crucial role the Archbishop played as a Castilian historian with the publication of his masterwork De Rebus Hispaniae (Concerning Spanish Matters. Theresa Vann