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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1614: New Approaches to the Third Crusade, II

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney / Third Crusade Research Network
Organisers:James Henry Kane, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Stephen Spencer, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Beth Spacey, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 1614-aA Queen Alone: Queen Sybil of Jerusalem between Hattin and Acre, 1187-1189
(Language: English)
Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Gender Studies, Military History, Women's Studies
Paper 1614-b'We were in the camp when we wrote': The Siege of Acre (1189-1191) as a Site of Textual Activity
(Language: English)
James Henry Kane, Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1614-cOf Lice and Laundresses: Anxieties of Gender and Hygiene during the Third Crusade
(Language: English)
Joanna Phillips, School of Law, University of Leeds
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Gender Studies, Medicine

Despite being one of the most well-attested of all the crusades to Jerusalem, the Third Crusade has only recently begun to receive the same sort of focus as previous and subsequent crusading expeditions. The papers in this session address various questions about the Third Crusade and its context that have been either neglected or overlooked. These papers trace the actions of Queen Sybil of Jerusalem between the Battle of Hattin and the siege of Acre, analyse the contested identities of the laundresses present at the Siege of Acre in the context of health, hygiene, gender, and restriction, and investigate the extent and nature of textual activity at the siege of Acre.