IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1548: Engaging the Crusades, I: Preaching and Receiving the Crusades

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Kristin Skottki, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität Bayreuth
Moderator/Chair:Mike Horswell, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 1548-aUrban's Modern Successors: Preaching the Modern Crusades
(Language: English)
Adam Knobler, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Crusades, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1548-bReception of the Crusades in the Contemporary Catholic Church: 'Purification of Memory' or Medieval Nostalgia?
(Language: English)
Marco Giardini, Independent Scholar, Ferrara
Index terms: Crusades, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1548-cDifferent Perspectives on the Crusades: An International Comparison
(Language: English)
Johannes Meyer-Hamme, Historisches Institut, Universität Paderborn
Felix Hinz, Historisches Institut, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Crusades, Medievalism and Antiquarianism

If a medieval phenomenon like the Crusades must be understood by reconsidering its later representations, it may prove helpful to examine the ways in which people have actively engaged with perceptions of the Crusades and ideas of crusading. This will also be a chance to deal with the question of how representations of the Crusades relate to the mobilisation of crusading ideology and practice today. This session considers ways in which crusading has, and continues, to be a live topic – whether through those preaching or responding to crusade proclamations; through the Catholic Church’s attempts to grapple with its crusading legacy; or through the variety of perspectives practicing crusade historians bring to their work.