Session1623
TitleWriting the Other in the Middle Ages, II: Exploring Religious and Theological Encounters
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserIrene Malfatto, Independent Scholar, Philadelphia
 
Moderator/ChairRebecca Darley, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
 
Paper 1623-a Jew as the 'Other' in Word and Deed
(Language: English)
Astrid Khoo, Department of Classics, King's College London
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 1623-b Conceptualising Others: Religions of Asia in Medieval European Missionary Accounts
(Language: English)
Jana Valtrová, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Mentalities; Religious Life
Paper 1623-c Religion, Identity, and Otherness: Descriptions of Africans in Crusade Narratives
(Language: English)
Tessa Hosking, Independent Scholar, Isleworth
Index Terms: Crusades; Folk Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Mentalities
 
AbstractThe existence in the medieval world of individuals, cultures, and places which existed outside the sphere of religious traditions with claims to universality posed specific problems and opportunities for writers of theological works on Otherness. These papers examine the ways in which direct encounter and encounters with the concept of Otherness shaped theological ideas about what it meant to be a member of a community and to lie beyond it. From the early to the late Middle Ages such theological approaches to the Other affected face-to-face interactions between individuals within and beyond their own communities.