Remembering the Crusades and Crusading

Remembering the Crusades and Crusading

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Remembering the Crusades and Crusading examines the diverse contexts in which crusading was memorialised and commemorated in the medieval world and beyond. The collection not only shows how the crusades were commemorated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also considers the longer-term remembrance of the crusades into the modern era. This collection is divided into three sections, the first of which deals with the textual, material and visual sources used to remember. Each contributor introduces a particular body of source material and presents case studies using those sources in their own research. The second section contains four chapters examining specific communities active in commemorating the crusades, including religious communities, family groups and royal courts. Finally, the third section examines the cultural memory of crusading in the Byzantine, Iberian and Baltic regions beyond the early years, as well as the trajectory of crusading memory in the Muslim Middle East. This book draws together and extends the current debates in the history of the crusades and the history of memory and in so doing offers a fresh synthesis of material in both fields. It will be essential reading for students of the crusades and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.78mm | 412g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 black & white halftones
  • 1138811157
  • 9781138811157
  • 1,376,876

Review quote

"This intensely tight-knit collection will find a place on any crusade historian's shelf. It's tremendously wide-ranging and will immediately become the jumping off point for all sorts of future research, not just on crusading but on any aspect of the later Middle Ages. Remembering the holy war was just as important to the movement of history as the holy war itself." Matthew Gabriele, Virginia Tech, USA "Remembering the Crusades and Crusading demonstrates to both students and scholars how the application of theories about materiality and cultural memory to medieval sources has illuminated our understanding of how and why the Crusades were remembered in the Middle Ages and beyond. At a time when the Crusades have re-entered our public discourse, this book could not be timelier." Kimberly Rivers, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, more

About Megan Cassidy-Welch

Megan Cassidy-Welch is an Associate Professor of medieval history at Monash University. She is author of Monastic Spaces and their Meanings (2001) and Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination (2011).show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Remembering in the time of the crusades Megan Cassidy-Welch Sources of memory 2. Preaching and crusade memory Jessalynn Bird 3. The liturgical memory of 15 July 1099: between history, memory and eschatology M. Cecilia Gaposchkin 4. Crusades, Memory and Visual Culture: Representations of the Miracle of Intervention of Saints in Battle Elizabeth Lapina 5. Remembrance of Things Past: Memory and Material Objects in the Time of the Crusades, 1095-1291 Anne E. Lester 6. Historical writing Darius von Guttner-Sporzynski 7. "Perpetuel Memorye": Remembering History in the Crusading Romance Lee Manion Communities of memory 8. Monastic memories of the early crusading movement Katherine Allen Smith 9. Royal memory James Naus and Vincent Ryan 10. Jewish Memory and the Crusades: The Hebrew Crusade Chronicles and Protection from Christian violence Rebecca Rist 11. Family memory and the crusades Nicholas Paul and Jochen Schenk Cultural memory 12. 'A blow sent by God': Changing Byzantine memories of the Crusades Jonathan Harris 13. Living and remembering the crusades and the Reconquista: Iberia, 11th-13th Centuries Ana Rodriguez 14. The Muslim Memory of the Crusades Alex Mallett 15. Appropriating history: Remembering the crusades in Latvia and Estonia Carsten Selch Jensenshow more