IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 202: The Crusades and Visual Culture, II: Crusading and Later Medieval Manuscript Culture

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Laura Julinda Whatley, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Michigan
Moderator/Chair:Laura Julinda Whatley, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Michigan
Paper 202-aThe Visual Vernacular: Illustrating Jean de Vignay's Crusade Translations
(Language: English)
Maureen Quigley, Department of Art & Art History, University of Missouri, St Louis
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 202-bImagining the Crusades in 15th-Century Burgundy: The Order of the Golden Fleece and the Livre d'Eracles
(Language: English)
Erin Donovan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The series of sessions titled ‘The Crusades and Visual Culture’ broadly examine 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.