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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1315: Boundary Un/Making in the Medieval Mediterranean, II: Practices

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Esther-Miriam Wagner, Woolf Institute / Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies University of Cambridge
Respondent:Christopher Heath, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Paper 1315-aOutside the Church?: Boundaries of Maritime Devotional Practice in the Medieval Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Jessica Tearney-Pearce, Woolf Institute, Cambridge / St John's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Maritime and Naval Studies, Religious Life
Paper 1315-bBreaking Babel: Crossing the Linguistic Boundaries of Religious Communities in the Latin East
(Language: English)
Jan Vandeburie, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Index terms: Crusades, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1315-cA Practical Inheritance: Authority, Hierarchy, and Community in Judah ibn Tibbon's Ethical Will
(Language: English)
R. Mattea Chadwick, Independent Scholar Brussels
Index terms: Education, Gender Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Mentalities

While the Mediterranean Sea in itself formed the boundary between religions as well as political territories, the medieval Mediterranean was also a highly connected space where different cultures and religions interacted. Both conflict and interaction made the religious and political boundaries in the regions bordering the Mediterranean subject to constant tension and were thus, more often than not, of a fluid nature. Using the opportunity of this year's thematic strand 'Borders', these sessions organised by the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean bring together papers showing different perspectives on the ways in which political, religious, and social boundaries were crossed.