IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1037: Crusading in the 11th and 15th Centuries: Defining, Defending, and Crossing Borders

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 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:Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Paper 1037-aCrossing Religious Borders: Conversion in Accounts of the Siege of Antioch
(Language: English)
Jennifer Markey, Independent Scholar North Wales
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1037-bDefining the Boundaries of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Edward Caddy, School of History Queen Mary University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Paper 1037-c'In partibus Bozne': Defending the Borders of Christendom, 1463-1464
(Language: English)
Charlotte Gauthier, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Military History
Abstract

This is the first of two sessions sponsored by the Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades that focuses on the special thematic strand of ‘borders’. Jennifer Markey examines the stories of religious conversion at the ‘frontier’ between the Muslim and Christian space at the siege of Antioch in 1098 as told in the Chansons des Geste. Edward Caddy explores whether those that followed in the physical footsteps of the First Crusaders saw themselves as part of this initial venture or whether they considered their expeditions as distinct ventures entirely. Charlotte Gauthier examines the crucial, yet – until now – little understood efforts of Pope Pius II to raise a crusade in the early 1460s with the aim of recovering the important buffer state of Bosnia, lost to the Turks in 1463.