Les saints Matamores en Espagne, au Moyen Âge et au Siècle d'Or (XIIème-XVIIème siècles). Histoire et Représentations.

Abstract : The matamoros are holy typically Hispanic military who, according to the legends brought back in numerous chronicles and hagiographies, would supernaturally have intervened during certain battles of the Reconquest to give the victory to the Christians in crushing defeat in front of Moslem invaders. Our work of thesis consists in studying collectively these four saints (saint James, apostle and patron saint of Spain saint Emilien of the Cogolla, saint Isidore of Seville and saint George) notably from the point of view of their representations, so textual as iconographic. On one hand, we intend to write an history of the Spanish military holiness since its previous origin and to draw the essential characteristics of it. On the other hand, the purpose is to show, by the prism of the representations, that these saints are saints sui generis, anchored in a specific territory but also in a History, and that spaces and elements of historic context widely influenced the treatment which the authors and the artists reserved them.
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Lidwine Linares. Les saints Matamores en Espagne, au Moyen Âge et au Siècle d'Or (XIIème-XVIIème siècles). Histoire et Représentations.. Linguistique. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00588390⟩

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