The Courts of Castilla-La Mancha presented this morning the book “Documentary Memory of the Community Movement”, edited together with the regional government and the Foundation “Impulsa” as part of the program to celebrate the V centenary of the uprising of the communities. Castile held during this legislative period. The volume contains original documents from this period and the interpretation by specialists of these facts, which represent “a very important part of our history” and elements that “predate our modern institutions”, in the words of the President of the Parliament, Pablo Bellido. .
Subtitled “Essential texts for understanding the transformative project that led to the revolt of the communities of Castile in 1520”, the book, coordinated by journalist and writer Javier Semprun, aims to analyze the legal background of the movement through some important documents. standing law and invite those who read it to go to the primary sources, while historians of known prestige interpret the facts in the light of their own research.
“This book is a lesson in history, a lesson in humanity and a lesson in civic pride,” explained Jesus Carobles, director of fine arts and historical sciences at the Royal Academy of Toledo, co-author and co-presenter of the title with the president. Cortes in his institutional chamber, before the plenary session.
Thus, he explained, it offers an interpretation rather than a mere recounting of events, while presenting “magnificently edited” original sources; that among its “huge exceptions” are details that humanize the story and allow one to “sympathize” with its characters; and that the Review exhorts us to be “proud” of the manner in which “such matters as Liberty, Common Good, Representation, and Legislation” have been discussed in the present territories of our society during this time.
The President of the Regional Courts defended the impulse that this institution gave to the memory of the communities as “a very important part of our history” and with elements that are the “direct predecessor” of our current autonomous democracy: “We thought. It is convenient to celebrate this V centenary, to provide information without prior discussion and presentation of facts, so that the public can better know the history of Spain, at a time when we are passing from the Middle Ages to modern times.”
In this sense, Bellido thanked the individuals and institutions that joined this celebration and was “satisfied” with the balance of the activities: “We got a little more light in a difficult panorama, because we are talking about something. What happened in the 16th century and in the context when the victorious side tried to cancel In any case, she recalled that the female leadership and those associated with the current areas of the region survived: “We contributed to the dissemination and better understanding of this part of our history.”
A program of diverse activities
In connection with the anniversary of these events, which began and ended in Toledo in 1421 and 1422, the regional courts held in December 2020 in the plenary hall an institutional act, the interventions of which were published in book format; Participation of the President in forums and round tables also organized by the Cortes of Castile and Leon; the “Mujer y Comunidad” exhibition with the Royal Fund of Toledo, which continues to rotate after passing through the Convent of San Gil in Toledo; a series of conferences throughout the region by historians Maria and Laura Lara Martinez; and producing and touring theater, music and dance shows about the figure of Maria Pacheco.
This book has now been added to these activities. It is a choral composition featuring Ramón Sánchez González, professor of modern history; Miguel Gómez Vozmediano, Doctor of History from Complutense University; Laura Lara, Doctor of Philosophy from Complutense University and Udima Professor of History; Maria Lara, writer and historian, PhD from the University of Castilla-La Mancha; and the aforementioned Semprun da Carobles, who is also an archaeologist, researcher, and science communicator.
Source: El Diario