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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 120: The Second Crusade in Perspective, I: The Second Crusade and Holy War

Monday 10 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organisers:Janus Møller Jensen, Department of History & Civilisation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Jason T. Roche, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Graham A. Loud, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 120-aThe True Year of Jubilee: Bernard of Clairvaux on Crusade and Indulgences
(Language: English)
Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Crusades, Theology
Paper 120-bThe Second Crusade and Royal Identity in Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Deborah Gerish, Department of Social Sciences, Emporia State University, Kansas
Index terms: Crusades, Political Thought
Paper 120-cReligious Propaganda in the Service of a Monarch: Ibn 'Asakir, Nur al-Din, and the Muslim Counter-Crusade
(Language: English)
Suleiman A. Mourad, Department of Religion, Smith College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies

The session will address the question of the ideology of holy war at the time of the second crusade from three perspectives: how the crusade was preached in Europe, how it was reflected in the royal ideology of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, and the ideology and legitimisation of the Muslim counter-crusade.