IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1637: War, Peace, and Diplomacy, II: Interfaith Diplomacy in the Crusades and Beyond

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Ben Morris, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Jenny Benham, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 1637-aPeace Nearly Established: Muslim Views on Crusader-Muslim Peace-Making in the Latin East
(Language: English)
Betty Binysh, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1637-bCross-Religious Diplomacy and Canon Law in the Era of the Crusades
(Language: English)
Scott Moynihan, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Index terms: Canon Law, Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1637-cInter-Faith Treaties: More in Common than Not
(Language: English)
Ben Morris, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Peacemaking interactions between peoples of different faiths in the Middle Ages are often seen as temporary reprieves to otherwise violent relationships. This view is reiterated by both Islamic and Christian theologians of the medieval period, and further reinforced by the narrative chronicles of the time. As such, scholars have often simply reiterated these views without significant analysis being given to the topic of interfaith diplomacy. By focusing on the legal sources from this period, within a crusading context and beyond, this panel hopes to challenge the narrative that relations between peoples of different faiths were temporary reprieves to unending conflicts.