Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol

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Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol
Born(1940-08-25)25 August 1940
Barcelona, Spain
Died4 March 2017(2017-03-04) (aged 76)
Barcelona, Spain
NationalitySpanish
OccupationMedieval historian
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of Barcelona
Academic work
DisciplineMedieval history
Sub-discipline14th and 15th century Catalan history
InstitutionsInstitut Milà i Fontanals [ca]
Institut d'Estudis Catalans

Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol (25 August 1940 - 4 March 2017) was a Catalan medieval historian, who worked at the Institut Milà i Fontanals [ca] and Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

Career[edit]

Ferrer i Mallol received a degree in philosophy in 1963 from the University of Barcelona,[1] and completed a PhD from the same institution in 1984.[1][2]

Ferrer i Mallol's academic career spanned from 1963-2011.[3] Her work focused upon Catalonia in the 14th and 15th centuries, particularly economic and merchant trading in those periods.[1] She believed that the Mudéjar, Jewish and Muslim communities living in Catalonia and Valencia in the 14th centuries managed to co-exist due to religious segregation.[4] She believed this segregation and discriminiation was forced upon the Mudéjar community.[4]

In 1972, she began working at the Institut Milà i Fontanals [ca] (IMF),[1] initially as a Scientific Assistant for Emilio Sáez [ca].[5] From 1981-1984, she also worked on the Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana for the Generalitat de Catalunya.[6] Regina Sáinz de la Maza [ca] was her understudy at the IMF between 1985 and 1994.[7] In 1991, fellow Catalan medieval historian Josep Trenchs [ca] gave Ferrer i Mallol his last work, so that she could publish it for him posthumously.[8] From 1992 until 2014, she was a member of the historical and archaeological department of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC).[9] She was the secretary of the IEC from 1995-2001,[9] then the vice-president from 2001-2006,[9] and was president from 2006-2014.[1][2][9]

In addition, Ferrer i Mallol wrote for the Anuario de Estudios Medievales [ca], and collaborated with the University of Leeds on sections of the International Medieval Bibliography.[5] She provided historical knowledge to Ferran Soldevila [ca] for his book The four great chronicles [ca].[5] In 1993, she became a member of the Spanish Society of Medieval Studies.[6] In 2002, she became Professor of Research at the IMF.[1]

After her retirement in 2011, the IMF honoured Ferrer i Mallol by producing the work La Corona catalanoaragonesa, l'Islam i el món mediterrani. Estudis d'història medieval en homenatge a la doctora Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol (The Catalan-Aragonese Crown, Islam and the Mediterranean world. Studies of medieval history in homage to Dr. Maria Teresa Ferrer and Mallol).[5][6] In 2017, she was posthumously awarded the Ferren Soldevilla award for her work in medieval history.[5]

Works[edit]

  • Sáez, Emilio, Ferrer i Mallol, Maria Teresa, Trenchs i Odena, Josep, Sáinz de la Maza Lasoli,Diplomatario del Cardenal Gil de Albornoz (Diplomate of Cardinal Gil de Albornoz), Regina, 1976-1995, ISBN 84-00-07548-X
  • García i Sanz, Amb Arcadi, Ferrer i Mallol, Maria Teresa, Assegurances i canvis marítims medievals a Barcelona (Medieval shipping and maritime changes in Barcelona), 1983, ISBN 84-7283-043-8
  • Els sarraïns de la Corona catalanoaragonesa en el segle XIV. Segregació i discriminació (The Saracens of the Catalan-Aragonese Crown in the 14th century. Segregation and discrimination), 1987, ISBN 84-00-06634-0
  • La frontera amb l'Islam en el segle XIV. Cristians i sarraïns al País Valencià (The border with Islam in the 14th century. Christians and Saracens in the Valencian Country), 1988, ISBN 84-00-06814-9
  • Organització i defensa d'un territori fronterer. La governació d'Oriola en el segle XIV (Organisation and defence of a border territory. The government of Orihuela in the 14th century), 1990, ISBN 84-00-07074-7
  • Corsarios castellanos y vascos en el Mediterráneo medieval (Castilian and Basque corsairs in the Medieval Mediterranean), 2000, ISBN 84-00-07903-5
  • Entre la paz y la guerra. La Corona Catalano-aragonesa y Castilla en la Baja Edad Media (Between peace and war. The Catalan-Aragonese Crown and Castles in the Late Middle Ages), 2005, ISBN 84-00-08388-1
  • Fuentes documentales para el estudio de los mudéjares (Documentary sources for the study of the Mudejars), 2005, ISBN 84-96053-15-6

Personal life and death[edit]

Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol was born in Barcelona on 25 August 1940.[1][2] She died in 2017.[1][2]

Speaking after her death, Josep Massot i Muntaner, current president of the historical and archaeological department of the IEC, said that Ferrer i Mallol was "a great historian, very valuable and hardworking, which has left an important intellectual legacy in the institution, to which we will give continuity".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol" (in Catalan). Enciclopedia.cat. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mor la medievalista Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol als 76 anys". Ara (in Catalan). 6 March 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ "La Corona catalanoaragonesa, l'Islam i el món mediterrani. Estudis d'història medieval en homenatge a la doctora Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol". Spanish National Research Council. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b O'Connor, Isabel (2003). A Forgotten Community: The Mudejar Aljama of Xátiva, 1240-1327. Brill Publishers. pp. 23–24. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Mª Teresa Ferrer i Mallol, exdirectora de la IMF, galardonada, a título póstumo, con el Premio de Honor "Ferran Soldevila" 2017". Institut Milà i Fontanals (in Catalan). June 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Mutgé i Vives, Josefa; Salicrú i Lluch, Roser; Vela Aulesa, Carles (2013). La Corona catalanoaragonesa, l'Islam i el món mediterrani. Estudis d'història medieval en homenatge a la doctora Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol [The Catalan-Aragonese Crown, Islam and the Mediterranean world. Studies of medieval history in homage to Dr. Maria Teresa Ferrer and Mallol] (in Catalan). Department of Historical Sciences-Medieval Studies. pp. 13–15.
  7. ^ "Católicos y científicos: Regina Sainz de la Maza, por Alfonso V. Carrascosa, científico del CSIC". Revista Ecclesia (in Spanish). May 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  8. ^ Ferrer i Mallol, Maria Teresa (2013). L'obra pòstuma de Josep Trenchs Òdena sobre la cultura catalana medieval [The posthumous work of Josep Trenchs Òdena on medieval Catalan culture]. Vilallonga del Camp Town Council.
  9. ^ a b c d "Mor la medievalista i expresidenta de la Secció Històrico-Arqueològica de l'IEC Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol". VilaWeb (in Catalan). 6 March 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2019.