LVIII Poultry Symposium

Tapia Seraph

U.S. Professor from the University of Salamanca (USAL) retired. He has recognized three six-year research periods. Extraordinary PhD Award from USAL 1990.

History publications: 5 books and more than 80 articles in scientific journals and/or book chapters.

Preferred research topics: demography, taxation, literacy, ethnic-religious minorities (Jews, Jewish converts, Mudejars and Moors), marginalized social groups (artisans, peasants, slaves, women...). Chronological and spatial scope: 15th to 17th centuries of Castilla del Duero, especially the city and province of Ávila.

Member of the Institution "Gran Duque de Alba"; the Scientific Committee of the Center for Mudéjar Studies; the Scientific Council of the Sharq al-Andalus magazine; of the Research Group "Mudéjares and Moriscos of the Duero Valley".

He has given dozens of conferences for historical dissemination.


Some of his publications:

  • The Moorish community of Ávila, ed. University of Salamanca, Salamanca, 1991.
  • To understand the walls of Ávila. A look from history and anthropology, ed. Ámbito, Valladolid, 2007 (in collaboration with María Cátedra).
  • From Avila to Mecca. The story of the journey of Omar Patún, 1491-1495, Valladolid, University of Valladolid, 2017.
  • “Ávila, the city that Santa Teresa knew”, in Salamanca. Magazine of Studies, 59, 2014, pp. 27-44.
  • "Avila society in the sixteenth century" in Miscellaneous: Living in Ávila when Santa Teresa writes the book of her life, ed. Monte Carmelo, Burgos, 2011, pp. 69-134.
  • The daily life of women during the Renaissance. The case of Ávila” in Miscellaneous, Papers of Avila culture. Tribute to José Luis Gutiérrez Robledo, vol. II, "Gran Duque de Alba" Institution, Ávila, 2023, pp. 621-638.


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