IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1314: The Many Faces of Crusading

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Lindy Grant, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 1314-aThe Military Orders and Egypt in the Reign of Amalric
(Language: English)
Malcolm C. Barber, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Crusades, Military History, Religious Life
Paper 1314-bSalvation and the Albigensian Crusade: The Forty-Day Indulgence of 1210
(Language: English)
Rebecca A. C. Rist, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1314-cHenry V and the Proposal for an Irish Crusade
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Matthew, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Crusades, Political Thought
Abstract

Crusading has often been described as ‘protean’, yet such an adjective can render the concept almost meaningless. This session examines three expeditions, widely separated in time and space, and asks whether there are any recognisable hallmarks which might suggest a generic relationship, or whether the issues raised are quite specific to each of them, thus rendering the search for commonalities anachronistic.