IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1543: Bringing the Memory of the First Crusade Back to Life: A New Project to Edit the Siege d'Antioche

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of Warwick / Fordham University
Organiser:Carol Elizabeth Sweetenham, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Warwick / Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Linda Paterson, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Paper 1543-aPutting the Siege d'Antioche Online: A Collaborative Approach
(Language: English)
Stephen Powell, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1543-bThe Siege d'Antioche as a Crusade Text
(Language: English)
Simon Thomas Parsons, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Military History
Paper 1543-cLiterary Influences on the Siege d'Antioche
(Language: English)
Carol Elizabeth Sweetenham, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, University of Warwick / Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

The Siege d’Antioche is an Anglo-Norman poem preserved in two manuscripts. It is the only major source for the First Crusade to be without a full edition, and there is no translation or full study. The University of Warwick and Fordham University have launched a new project to provide these. The session will set out the proposed approach and offer early findings on the historical value and literary context of the poem.