IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 608: Remembering the Crusades in Text and Action

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Crusades & the Latin East
Organiser:Andrew David Buck, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/Chair:Susan B. Edgington, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Paper 608-aAntioch, the Crusades, and the West in Memory and Reality
(Language: English)
Andrew David Buck, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Lay Piety
Paper 608-bRefocusing the First Crusade: Jerusalem and the Miraculous in William of Tyre's Chronicon
(Language: English)
Beth Spacey, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 608-c'An incentive to deeds of valour': Fortitude, Fear, and Masculinity in William of Malmesbury's Retelling of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Stephen Spencer, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

In recent years, the importance of memory to the study of the Crusades has received growing historical attention. From charting its influence over the textual crafting of the Crusades’ story, to noting its role in prompting recruitment and in defining family identity, historians have come to recognise the significant part which memory has played in guiding both medieval and modern reactions to the Crusades. This session proposes to offer new insights into this field by further exploring the relationship between memory and crusading in both medieval texts and the actions of contemporaries.