TitleCrossing Borders in Medieval Times: Comparative Approaches to Pilgrimage Practices in the Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist Traditions
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserHeonjoo Sohn, Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
Baik-Yong Song, Department of History Education, Hannam University, South Korea
Moderator/ChairYoun-Mi Kim, Department of History of Art, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
Paper 526-a Crossing the Borders between the Invisible and Visible: Japanese Pilgrimage to Secret Buddhas and Saikoku junrei
(Language: English)
Sun-ah Choi, Department of Art History, Myongji University, Seoul
Index Terms: Anthropology; Art History - Sculpture; Religious Life
Paper 526-b Christian Pilgrims to Jerusalem and Their Perception of Muslims in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Jong Kuk Nam, Department of History, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
Index Terms: Crusades; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
Paper 526-c Medieval Islamic Shrine Visitation Guide Books and Local Society in Samarqand and Bukhara
(Language: English)
Juyeon Lee, Department of History, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Index Terms: Hagiography; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Local History
Paper 526-d Crossing Borders and Constructing Female Selves in The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn
(Language: English)
Heonjoo Sohn, Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Other; Women's Studies
AbstractThis panel explores various aspects of medieval pilgrimage practices in the Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist traditions, and the ways in which heterogeneous cultures encountered and individuals with different identities perceived each other during the pilgrimage. Through examinations of pilgrimage accounts written by Christians who contacted Muslims on their way to Jerusalem, Islamic guide books for visiting Mausoleums (Turbat/Mazār) in Samarkand and Bukhara, medieval records on Japanese pilgrimage to visit 'Secret Buddhas', and an imaginary medieval female pilgrim's journal in a short story by Virginia Woolf, the papers in the panel explore how medieval pilgrims had opportunities to cross borders of identity and place.