IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1005: Spiritual Wages for Crusades: Formation and Application of the Crusade Indulgences

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Villads Jensen, Institute of History & Civilization, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Respondent:Norman J. Housley, Department of History, University of Leicester
Paper 1005-aThe Formation of the Theology of the Crusade Indulgences: The Spirit of the Spiritual Privilege, c. 1095-1250
(Language: English)
Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Crusades, Theology
Paper 1005-bPost-Reformation Idea of Crusading: A Danish Penitential Crusader from the 1590s
(Language: English)
Janus Møller Jensen, Department of History & Civilisation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Index terms: Crusades

Crusade historians have long regarded the crusading indulgences a key concept for the promotion of the crusades as well as for the idea ofcrusading. Yet very little has been published on them in terms of specific studies. The purpose of this session is to present new research on crusade indulgences and crusade ideas, and the session will encompass both the formative period in the 12th century, the application of the concepts in the later middle ages, and their afterlife after the reformation.