Le procès fait à Bernat de Cabrera (1364-1372)

Abstract : The intention of this work is to study the proceedings against Bernat de Cabrera, advisor to Peter III of Catalonia (IV of Aragon) for treason and lese-majesty in 1364. These "proceedings" are kept in the Archives of the Crown of Aragon but were printed in 1867. Some documents from the Chancellery of Peter IV, some from the Navarrese funds and, in fewer numbers, some narrative sources enable critical cross checking. The Royal will to justify the death penalty applied to a privado coming from high nobility through the data collection of investigatory sources, as well as the clearing of his name in 1381 question the solidity of the facts charged against Bernat de Cabrera, the law methods applied, the interests at stake in the realm of Aragon and more widely in Spain during the second half of the XIVth century. The procedure as well as the facts charged against he that died beheaded on July 26th, 1364 show the diplomatic stakes at play between the kingdoms of Spain, during the Castile-Aragon war, but more widely in Europe, the new balances of power between nobility, city power and royal power, but also the mutations of royal power put in a difficult situation by unceasing wars and the search for new supports. The witnesses' testimonies, though of course biased, describe behaviours, evoke values and also expectations. This work tries to figure out Count Osona's itinerary but also that of prisoners and middlemen in torn Iberian Peninsula. The study also bears on the confrontation of norms between power and society.
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Mahine Béhrouzi. Le procès fait à Bernat de Cabrera (1364-1372). Histoire. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014BOR30009⟩. ⟨tel-01124295⟩

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