IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 243: Crusades and Memory, II : Art and Material Culture

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Pagona Papadopoulou, School of History & Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Moderator/Chair:Scott Redford, Department of History of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Paper 243-aFoundation Legends: Memory and Authority in the Art of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
(Language: English)
Gil Fishhof, Department of Art History, University of Haifa
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 243-bBetween Remembrance and Necessity in Crusader-Period Architecture
(Language: English)
Rebecca Darley, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Architecture - General, Crusades, Epigraphy, Social History
Paper 243-cCoins and Seals in the Crusader Period and Beyond
(Language: English)
Pagona Papadopoulou, School of History & Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Crusades, Numismatics

The session focuses on the use – and abuse – of the past on the artistic production and the material culture of the Crusader states examining how it contributed to the formation of a specific identity and ideology. The first paper discusses the foundation legends associating institutions of the Kingdom of Jerusalem to the biblical past; the second paper examines the use of spolia on Crusader buildings as a means of asserting continuity with the Christian hegemony in the region; the third paper concentrates on the iconography of coins and seals as conveyers of a Crusader state ideology – even after 1291.