IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 506: Law, Thought, and Action between East and West, IV: Crusading in South-Eastern Europe

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institut für Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Romanian Academy, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Organiser:Alexandru Simon, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Moderator/Chair:Tudor Sălăgean, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Paper 506-aCrusading Rules in Venice during the Fourth Crusade
(Language: English)
Şerban Marin, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Index terms: Crusades, Law
Paper 506-bCrusading in the East: Diversions and Schismatics
(Language: English)
Ovidiu Cristea, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romanian Academy, Bucharest
Index terms: Crusades, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 506-cThe Use of Titles and Symbols Related to the Crusade in the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary Prior to and after the Council of Florence
(Language: English)
Iulian Mihai Damian, Center for Transylvanian Studies, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Cluj-Napoca
Index terms: Crusades, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

‘East’ and ‘West’ met under various forms throughout the Middle Ages. Few encounters however were as complex as those at Christendom’s terrestrial and maritime eastern and south-eastern borders. They ‘lawfully’ engulfed the antique heritage and the ‘medieval novelties’ and were seldom single-directed, whether on a philosophical or on an administrative level. On the basis of case studies, the papers emphasize matters of individuality, as well as general features in a contact area crossed by various channels of communication, including crusading. The presentations also reveal the, at times, neglected structural impact of Byzantium on its contemporaries, admirers and adversaries.