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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 134: Human Migration and Displacement in the Medieval Mediterranean at the Time of the Holy Land Crusades, c. 1050 - c. 1300, I

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jochen Schenk, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Andrew T. Jotischky, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper 134-aPaupers and Provocateurs?: The Jews of the Latin Levant and the Politics of Immigration, 1187–1291
(Language: English)
Brendan Goldman, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 134-bIntegration of and Conflicts with Migrants and Refugees: The Latin Empire of Constantinople and the Empire of Nicaea by Comparison, 1204-1261
(Language: English)
Leonie Exarchos, Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte / Graduiertenkolleg 'Expertenkulturen des 12. bis 18. Jahrhunderts', Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 134-cA Contested Territory: The Maeander Valley in the Age of the Crusades
(Language: English)
Diego Peirano, Facoltà di Architettura, Politecnico di Torino
Index terms: Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History

The aim of these sessions is to look at the challenges posed to societies, governments, and secular and religious institutions by the forced or voluntary migration of individuals, groups, and populations within and across political and cultural boundaries in areas directly affected by the holy land crusades. Of particular interest in this context are the social and political mechanisms available or invented for dealing with refugees and otherwise displaced persons; the social and cultural costs (and benefits) of human displacement; challenged or shifting concepts of identity; migration and the labour market; the legal treatment of migrants and refugees; and memories of migration and displacement.