IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 343: Crusades and Memory, III : Remembering the Crusades

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Pagona Papadopoulou, School of History & Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Moderator/Chair:Doris Behrens-Abuseif, Department of History of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Paper 343-aIn Search of Lost Jerusalem: Amnesia and Crusader Constantinople
(Language: English)
Nicholas Melvani, Department of Byzantine Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Archives and Sources, Byzantine Studies, Crusades
Paper 343-b'O worthy Petro, kyng of Cipre, also, that Alisandre wan by heigh maistrie…': Commemorating Peter I's Italian Peregrinations in Material Culture, 1361-1369
(Language: English)
Anthi Andronikou, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Crusades

The session discusses the construction of narratives relating to the Crusader past and explores how the Crusades were remembered or forgotten after the 14th century. The first paper focuses on works of art illustrating how Constantinople replaced Jerusalem in collective memory after the Ottoman conquest of the Byzantine capital; the second paper is an analysis of various objects commemorating Peter I Lusignan’s crusade against the Mamluks, which became part of the Cypriot king’s legend in subsequent centuries; the third paper examines variations of Renaissance Gothic architecture in Venetian-ruled Cyprus and their use as retrospective quotations of the island’s Crusader heritage.