Tower of Martín González or castle of La Raya (Soria): territory, history, defense and construction / La torre de Martín González o castillo de La Raya (Soria): territorio, historia, defensa y construcción

Gil Crespo, Ignacio Javier (2015). Tower of Martín González or castle of La Raya (Soria): territory, history, defense and construction / La torre de Martín González o castillo de La Raya (Soria): territorio, historia, defensa y construcción. In: "Proceedings of the International Conference on Fortified Heritage: Management and Sustainable Development". Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Mairie de Bayonne, Pamplona, pp. 459-472. ISBN 978-84-95930-72-9.

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Title: Tower of Martín González or castle of La Raya (Soria): territory, history, defense and construction / La torre de Martín González o castillo de La Raya (Soria): territorio, historia, defensa y construcción
Author/s:
  • Gil Crespo, Ignacio Javier
Editor/s:
  • Valdenebro García, José Vicente
  • Elizalde Marquina, Esther
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: Proceedings of the International Conference on Fortified Heritage: Management and Sustainable Development
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-95930-72-9
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition

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Abstract The Tower of Martín González, also known as castle of La Raya, is placed in the actual border between the Spanish provinces of Soria and Zaragoza and in the historical limit between the Crowns of Castile and Aragon: this is the reason for its name. The castle dominates the hedge of the plain-moors that surround the Valley of Nágima River. It is a castle with courtyard and a high tower in the western flank. The paper analyzes the castle in four main levels. All references about the castle are studied to draw a historical narration and to relate with the territory and other fortifications, both Castilian and Aragonese. Despite its advanced state of ruin, it preserves many rests that allow making an analysis of its defensive elements and constructive aspects. Resumen La torre de Martín González, también conocida como el castillo de La Raya, se sitúa en el límite actual entre las provincias de Soria y Zaragoza y en el límite histórico entre las coronas de Castilla y Aragón. Domina el extremo de los páramos que circundan el río Nágima. Es un castillo de tipo torrejón con patio de armas y una torre del homenaje adosada a su flanco occidental. El análisis contempla cuatro niveles fundamentales para el entendimiento de la arquitectura fortificada. La comunicación revisa la documentación existente sobre los elementos históricos que se ponen en relación, mediante el análisis territorial, con el sistema fortificado de frontera. A pesar de su avanzado estado de ruina, conserva restos que permiten realizar una lectura interpretativa de sus elementos defensivos y de sus aspectos constructivos.

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Item ID: 35695
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35695/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35695
Deposited by: Dr. Ignacio Javier Gil Crespo
Deposited on: 17 Jun 2015 06:36
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 08:49
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