La comunidad del convento cisterciense de Las Huelgas (Avilés, Asturias) y el despacho de escrituras en las notarías públicas del número de la villa de Avilés en época moderna

  1. Guillermo Fernández Ortiz 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España


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  1. Jesús Paniagua Pérez (ed. lit.)
  2. Dario Testi (ed. lit.)
  3. Concepción Amerlinck de Corsi (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Instituto de Humanismo y Tradición Clásica ; Universidad de León

ISBN: 978-84-09-35957-8

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 129-156

Type: Book chapter


In the present article we will present a diplomatic study and typological classification of the main notarial written documents submitted by the Avilés Cistercian nuns before the town notaries. Likewise, we will give an account of thedocuments generated by the aforementioned nuns in compliance with the Cistercian Rule in Castille and later handed in to the notarial officers. In order to complete this study, several clerical manuals produced in the 16th and 17th centuries have been analysed and the regulatory literature for the Castillian Cistercian Congregation has been consulted. In addition, two thorough documentary revisions have been made; namely, a systematic check of the notary collections in the jurisdiction of Avilés from 1600 to 1621, preserved at the Asturian Historic Archive, and the entire job performance of the notary public that attended to most part of the public deeds granted by the Avilés Cistercian nuns between 1700 and 1730.