IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1404: Crusading Studies in the New Millennium - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Crusades & the Latin East
Organiser:Kurt Villads Jensen, Institut for Historie, Kultur & Samfundsbeskrivelse, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Villads Jensen, Institut for Historie, Kultur & Samfundsbeskrivelse, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Abstract

During the latest decade, crusading studies have developed immensely, and the crusades are being understood in new contexts and from new approaches. Discussions have been vivid about how to define a crusade and about what caused the crusades. The field of study has been broadened geographically with important publications on crusades in Iberia and in the Baltic, or on the crusades seen from a Muslim perspective. It has been broadened thematically with including crusading music, literature, art etc. The round table discussion will present the most important positions in crusading studies today and invite to a discussion about why they have changed, and in which directions crusading studies will develop in the future.

Participants include Bernard Hamilton (University of Nottingham), Carole Hillenbrand (University of Edinburgh), Thomas F. Madden (Saint Louis University, Missouri), and Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen (Aalborg Universitet).