IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1204: New Approaches to the Third Crusade, I

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Past & Present Society / Third Crusade Research Network
Organisers:Beth Spacey, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Stephen Spencer, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Andrew David Buck, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Paper 1204-aInterpreting Signs at the Time of the Third Crusade
(Language: English)
Beth Spacey, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1204-bRewriting the Third Crusade: Ralph of Coggeshall's Chronicon Anglicanum
(Language: English)
Stephen Spencer, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1204-cThe Troubadours, the Third Crusade, and Richard the Lionheart
(Language: English)
Linda Paterson, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

Recent years have witnessed increased efforts to better understand the sources pertaining to the crusades, especially the First Crusade, and how the memory of those medieval phenomena was transmitted and reconfigured, although the source material for the Third Crusade has rarely received the same level of scrutiny. This session seeks to advance our understanding of the various literary responses to the expedition by considering the interpretation of signs in relation to crusading in the late 12th century, how and why Ralph of Coggeshall reinterpreted events, and troubadour responses to Richard the Lionheart’s participation in the crusade, his captivity, return and reputation.