Session623
TitleTemporal and Spiritual Frontiers in the Three Crusading Contexts
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorNorthern Network for the Study of the Crusades
 
OrganiserJason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
 
Moderator/ChairKatherine J. Lewis, Department of History, English, Linguistics & Music, University of Huddersfield
 
Paper 623-a 'Faith has vanished, peace has perished': Re-Constructing the Spiritual Frontiers of the Albigensian Crusade
(Language: English)
Louis Pulford, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index Terms: Crusades; Religious Life
Paper 623-b Crossing Borders between the Holy Land and Spain: Martin of León as a Preacher of the Third Crusade
(Language: English)
Alexander Marx, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index Terms: Crusades; Sermons and Preaching
Paper 623-c Illicit Trade to Preserve Antiquam mercationem across Religious Boundaries during the Baltic Crusades
(Language: English)
Rasa Mažeika, New College, University of Toronto
Index Terms: Crusades; Economics - Trade
 
AbstractThe second panel in the strand organised by the Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades brings together examinations of the temporal and spiritual nature of frontiers in three geographical contexts. Rasa Mažeika demonstrates how, in the midst of the crusade waged by the Teutonic Order against the pagans of the Baltic area, savage warfare did not preclude the creation and maintenance of peaceful commercial relations between Christian and pagan merchants. Through analysis of the Historia Albigensis, Louis Pulford reconstructs the divisions that defined the temporal and spiritual environments of crusaders and their heretical enemies during the Albigensian crusade. Alexander Marx argues that the Augustinian canon, Martin of León, was both a preacher and participant of the Third Crusade to the Holy Land and yet Martin's Liber Sermonum suggests that he considered holy war in the Levant and on his home front in Iberia as part of the same cosmic struggle.