IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 734: Biblical Exegesis in Medieval Chronicles, I: The First Crusade and the Liberation of the Holy Land

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 734-aThe Depiction of the Turks as Old Testament Enemies in First Crusade Chronicles
(Language: English)
Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Crusades
Paper 734-bIdeas of Time and Age in the Sources of the Crusades
(Language: English)
Sini Kangas, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Crusades
Paper 734-cMuslim/Pagan Relations in the Old French Alexander Cycle
(Language: English)
David Rollo, Department of English, University of Southern California
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Abstract

Medieval chronicles and other historiographical works are replete with Biblical references, ranging from explicit quotations from the Vulgate to opaque citations deriving from commentaries or liturgical texts. Such allusions served to demonstrate authors’ theological credentials, their personal piety, but most importantly the Bible was the main source of moral and spiritual authority throughout the medieval Europe.

In these sessions we explore approaches to biblical exegesis in works which were either written upon Christendom’s frontiers or which discuss non-Christian peoples. Our papers focus especially on the Baltic and the Holy Land.