IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1024: Cistercians and the 'Other', I

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Moderator/Chair:Terryl N. Kinder, _Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses_, Pontigny
Paper 1024-aSt George's Abbey in Gratteri: The First Cistercian Settlement in the Kingdom of Sicily?
(Language: English)
Francesco Capitummino, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1024-b'This Babylonian dog, this son of perdition…': Constructing the Enemy in Sermons for the Third Crusade
(Language: English)
Alexander Marx, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Crusades, Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1024-cAssessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Irish Gaelic Lands: An Evaluation of the Systems that Maintained Cistercian Abbeyknockmoy Agriculture Compared to Reforested Eastern Ulster, 1315-1318
(Language: English)
Raymond Ruhaak, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative

This session will explore aspects of ‘otherness’ to the Cistercians, first through the expansion of Cistercian monasticism in its encounter with non-Christian peoples along the southern Baltic coast, and then by showing how the West – notably the Cistercians Garnerius of Clairvaux and Henry of Albano in preaching the Third Crusade – imagined their opponents in the East and submitted them to the wider patterns of theology and Salvation History.