IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 509: Reassessing the Northern Crusader States: Antioch and Tripoli

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Crusades & the Latin East
Organiser:Samuel Wilson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Paper 509-aThe Crusader County of Tripoli and the End of Empire in the 11th-Century Levant
(Language: English)
Kevin Lewis, Hertford College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 509-bThe Principality of Antioch and the Visit of Manuel Comnenus in 1158: The Condominium Revisited
(Language: English)
Andrew David Buck, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades
Paper 509-cWho Had the Strongest Legal Claim to the Principality of Antioch Following the Death of Bohemond III in 1201?
(Language: English)
Samuel Wilson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Index terms: Crusades, Law

The vast majority of scholarship on the Latin East has been focused on the kingdom of Jerusalem. This session, however, is devoted to the study of two largely neglected crusaders states. It will demonstrate how new research on the principality of Antioch and the county of Tripoli can enhance our overall knowledge of the Latin East. The first paper analyses and contextualises the formation of the county of Tripoli; the second paper reassesses the intervention of Manuel Comnenus in Antiochene politics in 1158-1159; the third paper examines the legal aspect of the Antiochene succession dispute in the early 13th century.