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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1734: Sharing the Holy Land: Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, V - Latin Christianity in the Holy Land

Thursday 9 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:Nicky Tsougarakis, Department of English, History & Creative Writing, Edge Hill University
Paper 1734-aThe Hospitaller Castle of Belvoir: Setting the Scene for a Discussion of the Castle's Chapel
(Language: English)
Vardit Shotten-Hallel, Israel Antiquities Authority / European Forum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1734-bAltared Spaces: The Dome of the Rock under Crusader Rule
(Language: English)
Paul L. Sidelko, Department of History, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Crusades, Islamic and Arabic 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.