IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1309: A Metamorphic World: Defining the Holy Land from the Medieval to the Modern Era, c. 300-1900, IV - Post Medieval, c. 1500-1900

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

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:Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Respondent:Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Paper 1309-aAn Early Victorian Appropriation of Crusader Mythology
(Language: English)
Alison Dingle, Department of English, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
Abstract

The rise of western imperial power and Protestantism generated reorientations in the structure of political and devotional landscapes in the post-medieval world. As history and archaeology gained ground as academic disciplines, these ushered in new ways of approaching the Holy Land and the residues of its medieval past. Equally, the complex interaction between Evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox revival movements provoked complex reappraisals of traditional conceptions of the Holy Land among its advocates and opponents.
This session will explore the role of such developments in framing post-medieval conceptions of the Holy Land and their continued legacy in contemporary approaches to the region and its medieval past.