IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1335: Late Medieval Pilgrimage: Redefining Religious Identity

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Orit Ramon, Department of History, The Open University, Raanana
Moderator/Chair:Melanie Brunner, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1335-aReligious Polemics in the 15th-Century Bohemian Pilgrim Accounts to the Holy Land
(Language: English)
Jaroslav Svátek, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Index terms: Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 1335-bKryštof Harant's Pilgrimage Account to the Holy Land: A Reflection of an Identity
(Language: English)
Orit Ramon, Department of History, The Open University, Raanana
Index terms: Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1335-cReflecting (on) Religious and Cultural Difference: Christian Jerusalem Pilgrims on Muslim Marriage and Divorce Practices
(Language: English)
Pavel Blažek, Historisches Institut, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
Index terms: Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Late medieval western pilgrimage to the Holy Land was dominated, in many ways, by the Franciscan presence in the Holy places. But late medieval pilgrimage also saw the travels of ‘other’ Christians. This session will try to explore the ways in which late medieval pilgrims expressed their unique religious identity while visiting the Holy land and the ways in which the pilgrimage experience was translated ‘back home’ and influenced the redefinition of their religious identity.