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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1634: Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, IV - Pilgrimage Accounts

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

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:Philip Booth, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper 1634-aA Community of Pilgrims?
(Language: English)
Aiofe Haberlin, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Crusades, Religious Life
Paper 1634-bRivalry and Respect in Late 15th-Century Travel Narratives
(Language: English)
Alexia Lagast, Departement Letterkunde, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Rhetoric
Paper 1634-c'Felix peccatus?': The Musings of a Late Medieval Pilgrim on Entering Mosques
(Language: English)
Jessica Tearney-Pearce, The Warburg Institute
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Mentalities, 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.