IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1209: A Metamorphic World: Defining the Holy Land from the Medieval to the Modern Era, c. 300-1900, III - The Crusades, c. 1000-1400

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

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:William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Paper 1209-aThe (Long) 1140s as a Formative Decade in the Urban Development of Frankish Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Anna Gutgarts-Weinberger, Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Crusades, Economics - Urban
Paper 1209-bThe Extent of the Holy Land in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Liz Mylod, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1209-cThe Reception and Transmission of Geographical Descriptions of the Holy Land
(Language: English)
Jonathan Rubin, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History

The development of the Crusading movement and the European conquest of the Holy Land rapidly altered both its real and imaginative landscape. The Holy Places were rediscovered, rebuilt, and altered to fit the European ideas of a Biblical landscape, whilst retaining influence from earlier traditions. This session will focus on to what extent the ‘real’ landscape was changed by the increased European influence, and how closer links to the Holy Land altered European views of the area.