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Flocel Sabaté Curull

ICREA Acadèmia 2015 & 2020

Universitat de Lleida · Humanities

Flocel Sabaté Curull

Professor of Medieval History (s. 2002) at the Universitat de Lleida and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, (Mendoza, 2014), he served as visiting professor (Cambridge, Concepción, CONICET-Buenos Aires, ENS-Lyon, JSPS-Tokyo, Lisbon, Paris-1, Poitiers, Tashkent, Yale), and has been member of research trust boards (California, Latvia, Lisbon, Leeds, Nova de Lisboa, Porto, CNRS-Paris, CNR-Rome). He is a member of the Governing Board of the Catalan University Quality Assurace Agency (AQU). He is member of Academies in France, Spain and USA and leads the Association of Historians of the Crown of Aragon.He  was awarded with the Distinction of the Generalitat de Catalunya for University Research (2000) and the ICREA Academia (2015, 2020). He leads the journal Imago Temporis. Medium Aevum and his publications included books as The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia (2020) and the edition of The Crown of Aragon, a singular medieval empire (2017).

Research interests

I have studied the axes of cohesion in late-medieval European society, analysing the levels of shared identity with a common memory orientated by dominant ideology, looking for the expressiveness and emotiveness of the experienced power. I stated that the values assumed by the society in search of its own cohesion based on different levels of collective identity (municipal, estate, guild, national) but provoked the rejection of diverse people, as Jews and Muslims. From a methodological point of view I have focussed on archive sources, especially from the Crown of Aragon. I have contrasted the data obtained with diverse places and international research groups, sharing research projects from competitive calls and seminars, scientific meetings and congresses (Paris, 2022;  Bordeaux, 2022, Saint-Etienne, 2020; Fortaleza, Warsaw, 2019; Vicenza, 2018; Wroclaw, Alexandria, 2017). The results of the research have been published in highly valued journals and in well recognized publishers.


Medieval history, Power, Institutions, Territory, Society

ICREA Memoir 2023