IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 637: Memories of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Medieval Britain

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades
Organiser:Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Laura Julinda Whatley, College of Arts & Sciences, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama
Paper 637-aFinding Jerusalem in Late Medieval Wales?: The Case of the Stradlings of St Donat's
(Language: English)
Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Crusades, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 637-b'As you came from the Holy Land': Crusader Patronage and Marian Devotion at Walsingham
(Language: English)
Elisa Foster, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Lay Piety
Paper 637-cMedieval Provenance and Holy Land Relics: Inventing Traditions in the 12th and 13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Liz Mylod, Independent Scholar, Edinburgh
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Abstract

This sessions explores memories and ideas of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and the ways in which contact with the Holy Land was maintained, in medieval Britain. The first paper examines the role of crusading, pilgrimage and the Holy Sepulchre in the development of family and identity in south Wales; the second paper looks at role of Walsingham as a virtual pilgrimage location which allowed English pilgrims to reach Jerusalem; the final paper examines the ways in which Holy Land relics were used, remembered, and authenticated, and how that might reflect the status of both object and owner.