IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 843: The Memory of the Crusades, IV: Reputation and Diffusion

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Mike Horswell, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Adam Knobler, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 843-aGetting Away with Murder: Conrad of Montferrat's (Character) Assassination
(Language: English)
Marianne M. Gilchrist, Independent Scholar, Hull
Index terms: Crusades, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 843-bBlame it on the Templar: The Representation of the Knights Templar in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven
(Language: English)
Patrick Masters, School of Media & Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth
Index terms: Crusades, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 843-cDepictions of the Crusades in Philately
(Language: English)
Rachael Pymm, Independent Scholar, Surrey
Index terms: Crusades, Medievalism and Antiquarianism

The Crusades are generally understood as a genuine ‘medieval’ phenomenon. But the Crusades have also formed an important part of various societies’ collective memories over the centuries since their initiation. Taking into consideration insights from studies of medievalism, a medieval phenomenon like the crusades may only thoroughly be understood by also reconsidering its later representations, re-readings and receptions; differing forms of remembrance, for example. This session considers aspects of crusader memory by examining the reputation of one crusader (Conrad of Monferrat); the Templar military order in the Hollywood film Kingdom of Heaven; and through a study of the use of crusading rhetoric and imagery in modern stamps.