IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 302: The Crusades and Visual Culture, III: Crusade Imagery and Political Propaganda

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Laura Julinda Whatley, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Michigan
Moderator/Chair:Erin Donovan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Paper 302-a'If I Forget You, O Jerusalem… ': The Capetian King, St George, and the Crusade
(Language: English)
Esther Dehoux, Centre d’histoire sociale et culturelle de l’Occident XIIIème - XVIIIème siècles (CHiSCO - CNRS EA 1587), Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 302-bVisions of Crusading in the Palaces of King Henry III of England
(Language: English)
Laura Julinda Whatley, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Michigan
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
Paper 302-cCharles of Anjou versus the Hohenstaufen: Representations of a Political Crusade in the Ferrande Tower
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
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.