Session Title

Crusading and Crusading Ideology on the Frontier

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Univ. de Montréal

Organizer Name

Cornel Bontea; Gregory Leighton

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. de Montréal; Cardiff Univ.

Presider Name

Alexia Ballard

Presider Affiliation

Univ. de Montréal

Paper Title 1

Holy War in Byzantium

Presenter 1 Name

Vincent Tremblay

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. de Montréal

Paper Title 2

A Shift in Crusade Ideology in the Fourteenth Century: The Ottoman Threat in the Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean

Presenter 2 Name

Cornel Bontea

Paper Title 3

Crusading Ideology in the Fourteenth-Century Baltic

Presenter 3 Name

Gregory Leighton

Paper Title 4

"Hearts Filled with (Wander)lust": The Itineraries of the Crusader Kings and Queens of Jerusalem

Presenter 4 Name

Christopher Mielke

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Al-Quds Bard College

Start Date

10-5-2018 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 1045

Description

Crusading and crusading ideology had a profound impact on the Middle Ages, combining two foundational aspects of medieval society: warfare and notions of piety. We can see the extent of this impact in the fact that this movement extended beyond the traditional boundaries of the Holy Land and Jerusalem, the goal of the first crusaders of the late eleventh century. Holy war as 'armed pilgrimage', complete with an indulgence and the taking of a vow, applied to regions geographically quite far from the land of Christianity’s origins.

Past Congresses at Kalamazoo have had panels including papers discussing crusade piety, holy war in frontier regions such as Spain and the Baltic, and other factors surrounding the phenomenon of crusading itself. Most of these papers, however, were in sessions taking more traditional approaches to crusading, including the traditional regional framework of the Holy Land.

The present session welcomes papers focusing on the crusades in frontier regions. These regions would include Iberia and the Baltic, but also welcomes papers examining the later crusading expeditions in the Balkans which took place throughout the late 14th and 15th centuries.

Cornel Bontea

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Crusading and Crusading Ideology on the Frontier

Fetzer 1045

Crusading and crusading ideology had a profound impact on the Middle Ages, combining two foundational aspects of medieval society: warfare and notions of piety. We can see the extent of this impact in the fact that this movement extended beyond the traditional boundaries of the Holy Land and Jerusalem, the goal of the first crusaders of the late eleventh century. Holy war as 'armed pilgrimage', complete with an indulgence and the taking of a vow, applied to regions geographically quite far from the land of Christianity’s origins.

Past Congresses at Kalamazoo have had panels including papers discussing crusade piety, holy war in frontier regions such as Spain and the Baltic, and other factors surrounding the phenomenon of crusading itself. Most of these papers, however, were in sessions taking more traditional approaches to crusading, including the traditional regional framework of the Holy Land.

The present session welcomes papers focusing on the crusades in frontier regions. These regions would include Iberia and the Baltic, but also welcomes papers examining the later crusading expeditions in the Balkans which took place throughout the late 14th and 15th centuries.

Cornel Bontea