Session Title

Religion and War in Medieval Culture

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Program in Medieval Studies, Princeton Univ.

Organizer Name

Sara S. Poor

Organizer Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Presider Name

Sara S. Poor

Paper Title 1

Lines of Battle, Stanzas of War: The Poetry and Perception of a Political Crusade in Thirteenth-Century Sicily

Presenter 1 Name

Jenna Phillips

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Paper Title 2

Legal Warfare: The Medieval German Trial as Ordeal by Battle

Presenter 2 Name

Mary Marshall Campbell

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of New Hampshire

Paper Title 3

The Politics of Piety in The Siege of Jerusalem

Presenter 3 Name

Patricia DeMarco

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Ohio Wesleyan Univ.

Start Date

11-5-2013 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 2335

Description

Religious difference has led throughout the Middle Ages to conflict and war. From the Islamic conquest of the Middle East and the Iberian peninsula, Byzantine engagements with the Persians, the Merowingian clashes with Arian believers, Charlemagne’s campaigns against the Saxons, to the Crusades and beyond, religion has been crucial to the development of medieval culture. This panel seeks to explore the intersections of religiously motivated conflict with art, architecture, music, literature, political and social history, politics, medicine/science, theology, and philosophy. We understand “war” not only as “armed conflict” but also more broadly as any fundamental disagreement or controversy between two distinctly self-identified parties. We welcome papers that address the effects of these conflicts (e.g., travel narratives, transfer of relics, pilgrimage, etc.) as well as theoretical approaches to any of these topics.

Sara S. Poor

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Religion and War in Medieval Culture

Schneider 2335

Religious difference has led throughout the Middle Ages to conflict and war. From the Islamic conquest of the Middle East and the Iberian peninsula, Byzantine engagements with the Persians, the Merowingian clashes with Arian believers, Charlemagne’s campaigns against the Saxons, to the Crusades and beyond, religion has been crucial to the development of medieval culture. This panel seeks to explore the intersections of religiously motivated conflict with art, architecture, music, literature, political and social history, politics, medicine/science, theology, and philosophy. We understand “war” not only as “armed conflict” but also more broadly as any fundamental disagreement or controversy between two distinctly self-identified parties. We welcome papers that address the effects of these conflicts (e.g., travel narratives, transfer of relics, pilgrimage, etc.) as well as theoretical approaches to any of these topics.

Sara S. Poor