IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1609: The Crusades and Monumental Art, II

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Elizabeth Lapina, School of History, University of Kent
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Lapina, School of History, University of Kent
Paper 1609-aPainting Passion: Violence and Imagination in the Wall Paintings of the Sainte-Chapelle
(Language: English)
Emily Davenport Guerry, Merton College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
Paper 1609-bSanta Maria del Casale in Brindisi and the 'Idea' of the Crusade in the Kingdom of Naples at the Time of Robert of Anjou and Philip of Taranto
(Language: English)
Gaetano Curzi, Dipartimento di Studi Medievali e Moderni, Università degli studi G. D’Annunzio, Chieti e Pescara
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Crusades
Paper 1609-cCrusading in the Balkans and Bohemia: The Message of the Olomouc Fresco of the Siege of Belgrade (1456)
(Language: English)
Norman J. Housley, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Index terms: Art History - Painting, 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.