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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1334: Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, II - Sacred Space and the Crusades

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

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 1334-aExpanding the Hospitaller Mission in the Medieval Levant
(Language: English)
Ranieri Moore Cavaceppi, Department of World Languages & Cultures, American University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Crusades, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1334-bConversion of Churches to Mosques after the Fall of the Two Crusader Kingdoms of Jerusalem
(Language: English)
David Antebi, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Religious Life
Paper 1334-cEnshrined Fortification: A Trialogue on the Rise and Fall of Safed
(Language: English)
Uri Shachar, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Crusades, Military History, 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.