Session1516
TitleCross-Cultural Engagements across the Medieval Mediterranean
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorArc Humanities Press
 
OrganiserShannon Cunningham, Amsterdam University Press
 
Moderator/ChairAlexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
 
Paper 1516-a Managing Otherness: Papal Permissions to Trade with Muslims in the Mediterranean, 1342-1394
(Language: English)
Mike Carr, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index Terms: Crusades; Economics - Trade; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Maritime and Naval Studies
Paper 1516-b From Office Politics to Jesus in the Talmud: Muslims Imagining Jewish-Christian Encounter in Mamluk Egypt
(Language: English)
Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1516-c Political Multilingualism in Lusignan Cyprus
(Language: English)
Uri Shachar, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
Index Terms: Crusades; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Language and Literature - French or Occitan
 
AbstractThis session focuses on 'cross-cultural engagements' by investigating the place of the three great monotheisms in medieval societies and the resulting interfaith encounters, with an emphasis on the nuance required to understand cultural encounters in such pluralistic contexts. The papers offered here display the scope on offer, from the Greek church fathers through economic relations through to the late medieval Mamluk Sultanate. All papers together focus on the inter-religious encounter. The speakers range from a distinguished early career researcher in Scotland, to established specialists in Germany and Hungary.