IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1226: The First Crusade: Military, Cultural, and Economic Perspectives

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Conor Kostick, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1226-aThe Artillery of the First Crusade: Typology and Tactics
(Language: English)
Colm Flynn, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Crusades
Paper 1226-bFulcher of Chartres' Attitudes towards the Byzantines as Reflected in the Historia Hierosolymitana
(Language: English)
Lean NĂ­ Chleirigh, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Crusades
Paper 1226-cThe Economic Background to the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Conor Kostick, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Crusades
Abstract

Paper -a: A study mainly concerned with the siege of Jerusalem (1099) for the evidence of typology for artillery in the crusade and its tactical usage.
Paper -b: An exploration of the author’s attitudes towards the Byzantines within the context of his chronicle and the historical problem of the origin of those attitudes.
Paper -c: A survey of the annalist evidence indicates great dislocation in the years 1094 and 1095. Shown in graphic form, it really is rather striking how troubled were the years immediately preceding the crusade.