IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1504: The Crusades and Byzantium, 1054-1453

Thursday 16 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Benjamin Weber, Département d'Histoire, Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1504-aChristian Divisions in the Narratives of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Lean Ní Chleirigh, School of Histories & Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades
Paper 1504-bThe Image of the Crusades in Byzantine Historiography, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Aphrodite Papayianni, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades
Paper 1504-cSaving Schismatics?: The Papacy and Byzantium, 15th Century
(Language: English)
Benjamin Weber, Département d'Histoire, Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades
Abstract

This session will try to survey four hundred years of Frankish-Byzantine relations to explore the relationship between the sense of communitas Christianorum that guided the crusades and the schism inside Christianity. The first paper examines how the so called schism of 1054 affected the perception of the Greeks during the First Crusade. The second gives a look at the Byzantine point of view on the crusades during the crucial period that led to the Fourth Crusade. The third one tries to understand the final point of the evolution, the reaction of the papacy when Constantinople was really threatened by the Ottoman Turks.