IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1143: Pilgrim Knights: Remembering Independent Crusading

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:James Doherty, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Respondent:Stephen Powell, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York
Paper 1143-aMarriage, Memory, and Crusading in Medieval French Romance
(Language: English)
Victoria Turner, School of Modern Languages - French, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Mentalities
Paper 1143-bRemembering Armed Pilgrimage between the 'Numbered' Crusades
(Language: English)
James Doherty, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Lay Piety

Memory has been an important element of crusader studies in recent years. The papers in this panel consider the ways in which independent crusading ventures were remembered in Latin texts and vernacular literature. Turner investigates how the intertwining of memory with motifs of crusading may reflect contemporary lay concerns in the way that it ensures, challenges, and restores marital relationships in French romances of the 13th century. Doherty examines how independent crusading ventures were recalled in relation to the ‘numbered’ crusades. Stephen Powell, informed by his pivotal role in the Independent Crusaders Mapping Project, will then offer a response to these two papers.