Crusade scholarship has exploded in popularity over the past two decades. This volume captures the resulting diversity of approaches, which often cross cultures and academic disciplines. The contributors to this volume offer new perspectives on topics as varied as the application of Roman law on slavery to the situation of Muslims in the Latin East, Muslim appropriation of Latin architectural spolia, the roles played by the crusade in medieval preaching, and the impact of Latin East refugees on religious geography in late medieval Cyprus. Together these essays demonstrate how pervasive the institution of crusade was in medieval Christendom, as much at home in Europe as in the Latin East, and how much impact it carried forth into the modern era.
Contributors are Richard Allington, Jessalynn Bird, Adam M. Bishop, Tomasz Borowski, Yan Bourke, Sam Zeno Conedera, Charles W. Connell, Cathleen A. Fleck, Lisa Mahoney, and C. Matthew Phillips.
Matthew E. Parker, Ph.D. (2018), Saint Louis University, is a Teaching Fellow at that university. He has published articles in Viator (2014) and Mediterranean Historical Review (2017), and most recently in the edited volume Papacy, Crusade, and Christian-Muslim Relations (2018).
Ben Halliburton is a doctoral candidate at Saint Louis University studying the marquises of Montferrat. His most recent publication is "Pro Deo et Amore Marchionis: Honorius III, William VI of Montferrat, and the Fifth Crusade in Greece" in Papacy, Crusade, and Christian-Muslim Relations.
Anne Romine completed a Ph.D. in History at Saint Louis University in 2015, with a dissertation on crusade and chivalric reform in the fourteenth century. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at Saint Louis University’s Vatican Film Library.
"This is an ambitious and truly interdisciplinary collection of essays, all studies which were presented at the third quadrennial International Symposium at Saint Louis University, most of them by early career researchers, the new generation of Crusade historians. It is rare to see gathered in one volume studies engaging with such a range of source materials, from seals and coins to archaeology, sermons to chronicles. Another strength is the use of texts and secondary materials in different languages bringing different perspectives to bear". Marianne Ailes, in The Medieval Review , May 2020.
List of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction
Part 1: Structures of Crusading
1 The Church of the Nativity and “Crusader” KingshipLisa Mahoney 2 Signs of Leadership: Buildings of Jerusalem in a Crusader ReliefCathleen A. Fleck 3 Religion and Conflict: Investigating the Role of Relics and Holy Sites in the Religiously Diverse Society of Crusader Famagusta, CyprusTomasz Borowski 4 Adaptations of the Roman Lex Aquiliain the Burgess Assizes of JerusalemAdam M. Bishop
Part 2: Crusade Preaching
5 “Far be it from Me to Glory Save in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14): Crusade Preaching and Sermons for Good Friday and Holy WeekJessalynn Bird 6 The Typology of the Cross and Crusade PreachingC. Matthew Phillips 7 Missing the Apocalypse in Preaching the CrusadesCharles W. Connell
Part 3: Perceptions of Crusade and Combatants
8 Schismatics and Crusaders: The Role of Innocent
’s Condemnation of John Comnenus in the History of Byzantine and Papal Relations with Latin AntiochRichard Allington 9 Muslims in the “Gesta Family”: Understanding of Muslim Religious Identity and the Use of Accounts of Violence to Depict Muslims as “Other” in the Gesta Francorum and Its DerivativesYan Bourke 10 Universal Monarchs: Crusading in the Life of St. Ignatius LoyolaSam Zeno Conedera, SJIndex
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