Session 1028: Materialities and the Crusades
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30
|Sponsor:||Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades|
|Organiser:||Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University|
|Moderator/Chair:||Joanna Phillips, School of Law, University of Leeds|
|Paper 1028-a||Touching, Seeing, and Believing in Raymond of Aguilers's History of the First Crusade|
Index terms: Crusades, Religious Life
|Paper 1028-b||Urban Unrest and Social Structures in the Latin East|
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Crusades, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
|Paper 1028-c||Indulge Me: Spiritual Rewards and English Women's Material Support for Crusaders, c. 1217-1221|
Index terms: Crusades, Lay Piety
Beth Spacey examines Raymond of Aguilers’s Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Iherusalem in which revelatory experiences are physical affairs, investigating his representation of the relationship between touch, vision and verisimilitude. She argues that witnessing revelations could be seen to include an important material dimension, both in terms of the physical (or otherwise) instruments of seeing, and the significance of touch as an indicator of authenticity.
Based on the close examination of both textual and archaeological evidence, Anna Gutgarts addresses urban conflict within the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, revealing its social components and political and institutional background, as well as its impact on the cityscape.