IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1109: A Metamorphic World: Defining the Holy Land from the Medieval to the Modern Era, c. 300-1900, II - Byzantium and the Islamic Near East, c. 600-1500

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

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:Peter Darby, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Paper 1109-aByzantine Jerusalem through Melkite Eyes: The Capture of Jerusalem in Its 10th-Century Context
(Language: English)
Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Liturgy, Monasticism
Paper 1109-bConstantinople and Jerusalem, Temple and Church
(Language: English)
Cecily Hennessy, Christie's Education
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 1109-cExtending the Holy Land: Sinai, St Katherine, and the West in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Andrew T. Jotischky, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Monasticism
Abstract

The emergence of the Muslim Arabs in the 7th century provides fertile territory in which to explore continuity and change in the identity and location of the sacred. The introduction of a rival cultural and religious system generated reinterpretations and new perceptions of the importance and centrality of the Holy Land space in the Islamic and Byzantine spheres.This session will explore how Byzantine and Islamic perceptions of the Holy Land responded to the impact of constant geo-political change in the East Mediterranean and those of indigenous Christians situated at the crossroads of these emerging worlds.