Session723
TitleBorders between Muslims and Christians
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorDe Re Militari: Society for Medieval Military History
 
OrganiserIlana Krug, Department of History & Political Science, York College of Pennsylvania
 
Moderator/ChairPeter Konieczny, Medievalists.net
 
Paper 723-a Diplomacy and Diversity in the Middle East around the Time of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
John France, Department of History, Swansea University
Index Terms: Crusades; Military History
Paper 723-b Obscure Campaigns to Jerusalem in the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
John Hosler, Department of Military History, Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Index Terms: Crusades; Military History
Paper 723-c Fighting on the Border: The 1445 Danube Campaign
(Language: English)
Andrei Pogăciaș, Independent Scholar, Maramureș
Index Terms: Maritime and Naval Studies; Military History
 
AbstractThis session focuses on the borders - both physical and ideological - between Western Christendom and Islam. The first paper examines the changing realities of Islamic 'borders' in the Middle East during the 11th century and their impact on the ensuing crusading movement. The second paper investigates the spiritual and military heart of the Crusades - the city of Jerusalem - and the various unknown or neglected sieges the city faced at the hands of both Muslim and Christian forces in the 11th and 12th centuries. The third paper discusses the role of the Danube River as a border between Western Christendom and the Muslim Ottomans in the 15th century, scrutinising the 1445 campaign as a case study.