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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 116: The Crusading Movement in the Holy Roman Empire, I: Networks and Traditions

Monday 3 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chairs:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Paper 116-aTo Follow My Ancestors: German Bishops and the Tradition of Crusading, 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Roman Tischer, Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 116-bGerman Crusaders between the Canonical Crusades, 1104-1217
(Language: English)
James Doherty, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol
Index terms: Crusades, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 116-cLike Father like Son?: A Network Analysis of Participants in Frederick Barbarossa's and Henry VI's Crusades
(Language: English)
Daniel Franke, Department of History, Richard Bland College of William & Mary, Virginia
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Crusades, Genealogy and Prosopography

Although Germany produced numerous crusaders and pilgrims, the place of the empire within the crusade movement has been relatively little studied in scholarship until recently. In keeping with the thematic focus of IMC 2023, this session will feature networks and traditions of crusading between 1096 and 1197. Papers will examine neglected areas of research: the activity of German bishops as crusaders, the participation of Germans in expeditions which set out between the more prominent numbered crusades, and the familial and social networks that can be discerned in the crusades of Frederick I and Henry VI.