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Congress 'Segovia and its province in the late Middle Ages' in the Provincial Museum

Congress 'Segovia and its province in the late Middle Ages' in the Provincial Museum

The convention will take place between tomorrow and Thursday 12 of December, and aims to review the Segovia of the three centuries of the late Middle Ages. Among other matters, the low-medieval artistic heritage of the province will be analyzed, as well as the influence of the three religions in our city.

The Museum of Segovia, a center managed by the Junta de Castilla y León, opens tomorrow the congress 'Segovia and its province in the late Middle Ages', an initiative that aims to value Segovian history and heritage. This is a meeting that will bring together some of the main national medievalists who will review and analyze the historical-artistic panorama of the late medieval Segovia (XIII-XV centuries) from new perspectives.

The center wants to value the Segovian heritage and claim the important role played by the city of Segovia at the end of the Middle Ages as a court space and artistic and religious focus.

Articulated in two days, this congress will address the final three centuries of the Middle Ages in our province. In the first conference session, which bears the name of 'Segovia and the Castilian Court', the links of the different members of the court with the city will be addressed, through different themes such as the construction of the image of Segovia in the Chronicles, the city as the epicenter of Castilian politics, the ties of the queens and the city, and the important role played by some Segovians as court officials.

Another of the issues that are going to be addressed is the analysis of part of Segovia's low-medieval artistic heritage such as the Alcazar, the main Gothic mural paintings preserved in the city and its province, as well as the particularities of Segovian sgraffitoing.

'Segovia, religious melting pot' is the name of the day on Thursday, and the presentations that will take place in this session will focus on the material and intangible testimonies that the three religions left in Segovia, as well as the importance of these. The different conferences that will take place in this session will focus on analyzing the liturgical reform in the episcopal field, the relations of the powerful with the monasteries and religious of the province, the constructive evolution of various religious buildings (the cathedral and monasteries), and the works of art they treasure. Also, the speakers will examine the processes of integration of Mudejars and Jews in Segovia, as well as the conflicts that both religious minorities carried out in that city.

The official opening of the conference will take place at 10.00 hours, immediately giving way to the conference 'Segovia and the Castilian Court', which will take place in tomorrow's session, from 10.30 hours, and afternoon session, from 16.00 hours. On the other hand, the conference 'Segovia, religious melting pot', will also have a morning session –from 10.00 hours-, and afternoon session –from 16.00 hours-