Covadonga Valdaliso Casanova

Biography

BA in History (Universidad de Cantabria, 2000) and PhD in Medieval History (Universidad de Valladolid, 2007). Part of her dissertation, “Historiografía y legitimación dinástica. Un análisis de la Crónica de D. Pedro de Pedro López de Ayala”, was published as a monograph by the Universidad de Valladolid in 2010. Covadonga’s research interest is in medieval Castilian Chronicles, particularly their role as a form of representation and expression of power. This interest includes studies about authorship and the problems associated with the reception and circulation of texts. She has several publications concening the historiography of Pedro I of Castile as well as the consequences of his death for his descendants and supporters. She has published recently the biography of Pedro I of Castile (Madrid, Sílex, 2016). Covadonga currently studies the geographical and spatial projection of the Iberian monarchies during the 14th and 15th centuries. She is a researcher affiliated to the Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura de la Universidade de Coimbra and the Centro de História de la Universidade de Lisboa.