IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1509: The Crusades and Monumental Art, I

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Elizabeth Lapina, School of History, University of Kent
Moderator/Chair:Emily Davenport Guerry, Merton College, University of Oxford
Paper 1509-aSt George as a Crusader in Early 12th-Century England: Hardham, Fordington, Damerham
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Lapina, School of History, University of Kent
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Crusades
Paper 1509-bThe Crusader Lords of Gargilesse and the Sculptural Program of Their Castle Church
(Language: English)
Gil Fishhof, Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Crusades
Paper 1509-cConstantine and Charlemagne: An Apologia for the Fourth Crusade in the Windows at Chartres Cathedral
(Language: English)
Christopher Timm, Department of Art History, Florida State University
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades

The crusades were a pivotal force for change on the cultural frontiers of the medieval world, and numerous scholars in the fields of history and literature have explored the integration of crusading ideology into the general fabric of medieval society. However, a lacuna remains in the explorations of how the crusading movement impacted, and was reflected in, medieval visual culture. While the existing studies have privileged manuscripts, the two sessions, split according to the chronological principle, will focus on representations of the crusades in monumental art: mural paintings, sculpture and stained glass windows.