IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 502: The Crusades and Visual Culture, IV: Art and Crusade in Eastern and Islamic Contexts

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

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 502-aArt and Devotion in the Crusader East
(Language: English)
Lisa Mahoney, Department of the History of Art & Architecture, DePaul University, Illinois
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
Paper 502-bGothic Manifestations in Medieval Cairo?: An Examination of Royal Mamluk Architecture in the Wake of the Crusades
(Language: English)
Kyle Sweeney, Department of Art History, Rice University
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies

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.