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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1304: New Approaches to the Third Crusade, II

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

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/Chairs:Natasha Ruth Hodgson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University
Beth Spacey, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 1304-aMore than Memories?: Representations of Kingship and Masculinity in the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi
(Language: English)
Mark McCabe, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1304-bThe Crusade of Baldwin of Forde, Archbishop of Canterbury
(Language: English)
Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1304-cReconsidering the Acre Massacre during the Third Crusade
(Language: English)
Tom Asbridge, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval

Despite the long scholarly tradition of seeking to reconstruct the events and personalities of the Crusades, and the relatively rich corpus of source material pertaining to the Third Crusade, the latter expedition and its sources remain ripe for reconsideration. United by the broad theme of leadership, the papers in this session examine the depiction of kingship and masculinity in the Itinerarium peregrinorum; explore what roles the expedition of Baldwin of Forde, archbishop of Canterbury, played, or was intended to play, in the crusade effort; and reassess the infamous execution of Muslim captives at Acre in August 1191.