IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1009: A Metamorphic World: Defining the Holy Land from the Medieval to the Modern Era, c. 300-1900, I - The Latin West, c. 300-900

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of Birmingham / University of Leeds
Organisers:Liz Mylod, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Iris Shagrir, Department of History, Philosophy & Judaic Studies, Open University of Israel
Paper 1009-aA Wisdom That Has Been Hidden: Jerome of Stridon and the Traces of the Biblical Past in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Thomas Hunt, Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Theology
Paper 1009-bThe View of Jerusalem from Jarrow in the Early 8th Century
(Language: English)
Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism, Theology

The development and exposure to new cultural modes generated new conceptions of the Holy Land in the Late Antique and post-Roman world. This provides a useful opportunity to explore the Holy Land through the eyes of late Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Carolingian writers far removed from the Palestinian heartlands.
This session will explore how ideas of the Holy Land were expressed and adapted in the post-roman west; why they mattered and how such concepts responded to broader questions of religious orthodoxy or cultural identity among societies on the periphery of the known world.