IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 309: 'Ad Crucesignatos': Crusade Preaching and Propaganda, III

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
Moderator/Chair:Thomas William Smith, Department of History, Royal Holloway / Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 309-aPapal Propaganda and the Crusades, 1213-1253
(Language: English)
Marcello Pacifico, University of Palermo (Italy) - Universit´┐Ż de Paris X - Nanterre (France)
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 309-b'Arma Crucemque Cano': John of Garland's Epic Crusading Appeal Following the Seventh Crusade
(Language: English)
Martin Hall, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 309-cWondrous Dogs and Miraculous Thorns: Pilgrimage and Propaganda in Hospitaller Rhodes
(Language: English)
Nicky Tsougarakis, Department of English, History & Creative Writing, Edge Hill University
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy

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.