IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1516: Cross-Cultural Engagements across the Medieval Mediterranean

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Arc Humanities Press
Organiser:Shannon Cunningham, Amsterdam University Press / Arc Humanities Press / Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Moderator/Chair:Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 1516-aManaging Otherness: Papal Permissions to Trade with Muslims in the Mediterranean, 1342-1394
(Language: English)
Michael Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Crusades, Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1516-bFrom Office Politics to Jesus in the Talmud: Muslims Imagining Jewish-Christian Encounter in Mamluk Egypt
(Language: English)
Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1516-cPolitical Multilingualism in Lusignan Cyprus
(Language: English)
Uri Shachar, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Index terms: Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan

This session focuses on ‘cross-cultural engagements’ by investigating the place of the three great monotheisms in medieval societies and the resulting interfaith encounters, with an emphasis on the nuance required to understand cultural encounters in such pluralistic contexts. The papers offered here display the scope on offer, from the Greek church fathers through economic relations through to the late medieval Mamluk Sultanate. All papers together focus on the inter-religious encounter. The speakers range from a distinguished early career researcher in Scotland, to established specialists in Germany and Hungary.