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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1234: Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, I - Case Studies

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe, Warburg Institute, University of London
Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, Warburg Institute, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Jan Vandeburie, Warburg Institute, University of London
Paper 1234-aHebron, St Pelagia, and the Ritual of the Holy Fire: Three Different Forms of Taking over a Tradition
(Language: English)
Monika Gerundt, Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1234-bPilgrimages toward South Lebanon: Lebanon as a Part of the Holy Land
(Language: English)
Nour Farra-Haddad, Centre d’Etude et d’Interpretation du Fait Religieux, Université Saint-Joseph, Beyrouth
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Crusades, Religious Life
Paper 1234-cEncounters with the Greek Clergy in Latin Pilgrimages of the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Nicky Tsougarakis, Department of English, History & Creative Writing, Edge Hill University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies, Religious Life

Following from the symposium to be held at the Warburg Institute, these sessions seek to address how both Western pilgrims, and the indigenous Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Levantine populations perceived the sharing of religious shrines with other faiths. Of particular interest is how this sharing was described and explained in contemporary accounts and how this influenced the knowledge of other faiths among the Semitic religions. These sessions will focus on the period from c.1000 to c.1500, addressing the changing political context in the Levant and its influence on the sharing of sacred space.