IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 834: Biblical Exegesis in Medieval Chronicles, II: Frontiers and Faith in the Baltic and Outremer

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas E. Morton, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Paper 834-aHow Consciously did Medieval Chroniclers Quote the Bible?: Biblical Allusions in the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia
(Language: English)
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Crusades
Paper 834-b'To execute vengeance upon the peoples': Psalm 149 and Henry of Livonia's Account of the Danish Crusade of 1206
(Language: English)
Ane L. Bysted, Institut for Kultur og Samfund, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Crusades
Paper 834-cCrusading, Martyrdom, and Emotions: The Passio of Reynaud of Châtillon, Prince of Antioch
(Language: English)
Alexander Marx, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Crusades
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.