IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 102: The Crusades and Visual Culture, I: The Loss of Jerusalem in Texts and Images

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Laura Julinda Whatley, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Michigan
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 102-aBringing Jerusalem Home after 1099, in Pictures and in Words
(Language: English)
Jay Rubenstein, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
Paper 102-bThe Crusader Loss of Jerusalem in the Eyes of a 13th-Century Virtual Pilgrim
(Language: English)
Cathleen Fleck, Department of Fine & Performing Arts, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
Paper 102-cPicturing Jerusalem after Its Loss in 13th-Century French Crusade Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Matthieu Rajohnson, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades

The series of sessions titled ‘The Crusades and Visual Culture’ broadly examines the integration of crusading history and the study of medieval visual cultures. Beyond mere iconographic studies, the papers selected for these interdisciplinary sessions investigate artistic representations of crusading and the impact of crusading in and on the visual culture of the medieval world. They reflect on the relationship between the study of ideas of crusading and the various media (e.g., manuscripts, mural paintings, architecture, armour, cartography, etc.) in which those ideas were visualized. The papers also cover a broad chronological range, from c. 1099 to c. 1500 and explore the visualization and/or appropriation of crusading themes in both Western and non-Western (Eastern Christian and Muslim) visual culture.