IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 209: 'Ad Crucesignatos': Crusade Preaching and Propaganda, II

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
Moderator/Chair:Barbara Bombi, School of History, University of Kent
Paper 209-aThe Lord's Great Bargain: Explanations of the Effect of Crusade Indulgences in Sermons from Bernard of Clairvaux to Jacques de Vitry
(Language: English)
Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Crusades, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 209-bPapal Legates and Crusade Preaching under Honorius III (1216-1227)
(Language: English)
Thomas William Smith, Department of History, Royal Holloway / Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 209-c'De Peregrinatione Cruce Signatorum': Promoting the Crusade in Jacques de Vitry's Historia Orientalis
(Language: English)
Jan Vandeburie, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
Index terms: Crusades, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Not only the crusades themselves became institutionalised by the end of the 12th century, but also the promoting of the crusades. Preachers and papal legates were sent out and manuscripts as well as artwork were commissioned and spread throughout Europe, all to achieve the ultimate goal: the recapture of Jerusalem. These sessions discuss crusade preaching and propaganda from the 11th to the 15th century and draw comparisons between different regions in Europe and the Levant. The aim of these sessions is to combine crusade studies with the fields of sermon studies, the study of papal government, and textual and manuscript studies.