IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1708: Crusading, Identity, and Otherness, III: Armies, Fleets, and Courts

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades
Organisers:Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Paper 1708-aDistinctions of Identity within the English Crusader Army, 1189-1191
(Language: English)
Sarah Luginbill, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1708-bFrisian Naval Itinerary to the Holy Land, 1217-1218: Pilgrimage, Crusade, or Piracy?
(Language: English)
Lucas Villegas-Aristiz√°bal, Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle, Queen's University, Ontario
Index terms: Crusades, Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1708-cA Levantine Jew in King Edward's Court: Jewish Conversion, the Hospitallers, and Edward II
(Language: English)
Rory MacLellan, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Crusades, Lay Piety

In the third of a series of linked sessions on the interrelated themes of crusading, identity, and otherness, Sarah Luginbill demonstrates how the English sources for the Third Crusade evince cultural stereotypes and regionalism and how they were key to forming identities and notions of the ‘other’ even within a supposedly united crusader force. Lucas Villegas-Aristiz√°bal discusses the Itinere frisonem, and the author’s perceptions of the crusaders who manned the Frisian fleet that sailed east during the course of the Fifth Crusade. Rory MacLellan examines what motivated a Jew named Isaac to pay an extortionate ransom to free a little known Hospitaller knight in 1318, and why King Edward II of England subsequently championed Isaac and his conversion to Christianity.