"Del más allá al Nuevo Mundo" (Towards the New World)

An exhibition in the General Archive of the Crown of Aragon reveals 43 documents dating from the 10th century up to 1492 relating to the symbolical conception of travel during the Middle Ages

The General Archive of the Crown of Aragon, established in 1318 to preserve royal documents, plays host to the exhibition titled Del més enllà al Nou Món: els viatges medievals i les capitulacions de Colom (Towards the New World: Medieval travels and the Capitulations of Columbus) up until the 10th of December.

The exhibition includes a number of documents from the Archive’s heritage collection and the book containing the Capitulations of Santa Fe between Christopher Columbus and the Catholic Monarchs is also on display. These documents are a record of the agreements established between Columbus and the Catholic Monarchs for the first voyage to the Americas.
 
The book, which, since 2009, is part of the UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ programme, and which includes the most transcendental documents in human history, is the centrepiece of the exhibition.
The exhibition, by means of 43 documents dating from between the 10th century and the year 1492, is organised into three sections and focuses on three areas: the religious and spiritual foundation for the concept of space, the relationship between the inherent colonial dominion and the feudal powers existent at the time, and the relationship between these documents and the practises of the medieval Chancery of Aragon.

The catalogue, which is available in Spanish, Catalan and English, includes transcriptions and translations of the documents on display and may be consulted online.

Information about the event

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Publication date: Thursday, 29 August 2013
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