IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 109: 'Ad Crucesignatos': Crusade Preaching and Propaganda, I

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
Moderator/Chair:Jan Vandeburie, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
Paper 109-aReflections and Refractions of the First Crusade in Sermon Exempla
(Language: English)
Carol Elizabeth Sweetenham, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Index terms: Crusades, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 109-bPreaching the Crusades: Patterns and Impact of Recruitment Campaigns in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Frances Durkin, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Crusades, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 109-c'Societas Christiana' and Its Unity in 12th-Century Crusade Propaganda
(Language: English)
Sini Kangas, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Crusades, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Not only the crusades themselves became institutionalised by the end of the 12th century, but also the promoting of the crusades. Preachers and papal legates were sent out and manuscripts as well as artwork were commissioned and spread throughout Europe, all to achieve the ultimate goal: the recapture of Jerusalem. These sessions discuss crusade preaching and propaganda from the 11th to the 15th century and draw comparisons between different regions in Europe and the Levant. The aim of these sessions is to combine crusade studies with the fields of sermon studies, the study of papal government, and textual and manuscript studies.