Xosé Mª Lema Suárez

Topónimos con historia do camiño de Santiago a Muxía por Brandomil

In this communication we will deal with some place names related to the Jacobean world of the route from Santiago to Muxía and the Camariñas estuary, following the ancient path that crossed the Xallas river by the Brandomil bridge. Here there are monasteries – later priories – such as those of Santo Antoíño de Baíñas, San Martiño de Ozón and San Xián de Moraime, the latter being of great importance for the history of medieval Galicia and for the Jacobean world. We will also highlight the importance of Santiago de Cereixo, a church that has the oldest stone relief of the translatio of the Apostle’s body to Galicia. Some enclaves along this route were also testimonies of historical events, such as the Maceira Bridge and the towers of Altamira. The communication is informative in nature, hence the illustrative images that accompany it.

Xosé Mª Lema Suárez (Bamiro-Vimianzo 1950), Professor of Geography and History and Doctor of Art History. Member of the AELG, the AGOn and corresponding member of the RAG. He has published on various subjects (history, art history, ethnography, lexicography and onomastics): Bamiro. Un estudio do hábitat rural galego (1977) [Pedrón de Ouro de Etnografía 1976]; A Arte Relixiosa na Terra de Soneira (Losada Diéguez Research Prize 1993); Un novo documento de D. Juan Antonio Posse: a “Plática Tercera” (1838) [1998]. In solitary or in collaboration, among others: O castelo de Vimianzo e os Moscoso de Altamira (1998), Iconografía xacobea nas igrexas e santuarios da Costa da Morte (2011), A Terra de Soneira, no corazón da Costa da Morte (2010), Zas polo miúdo (2020). He is co-author of the dictionaries of Edicións Xerais and the Dicionario de Nomes Galegos (1992). His only novel, Costa do Solpor (2013) was awarded the Premio da Crítica Galicia 2014. In the field of onomastics he published: Onomástica histórica dunha parroquia galega: Berdoias (1607-2000) [AGOn 2006); “A onomástica da novela Costa do Solpor” (2017), “Os primeiros apelidos dunha parroquia galega: Berdoias (séc. XVII)”.