Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Fer mapes per conèixer la Història: Aportacions de la cartografia a l'estudi de l'Alta Edat Mitjana

Jordi Bolòs i Masclans


To make maps to know history: contributions from the cartography to the study of the early middle ages. The accomplishment of maps can allow us to know many aspects that documents written do not allow us to have knowledge. This paper focuses on the boundaries of the townships or the parishes, on the routes and ways, and on the place names or on the invocations of the churches, in order to get to know like it was the territory in the early medieval centuries. One reaches the conclusion that often the limits, the ways and the settlements were created at early middle ages. This study allows to raise the ruptures and the continuities that took place throughout these centuries in the settlement.

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