Remembering the Crusades and Crusading examines the diverse contexts in which crusading was memorialised and commemorated in the medieval world and beyond. The collection not only shows how the crusades were commemorated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also considers the longer-term remembrance of the crusades into the modern era.
This collection is divided into three sections, the first of which deals with the textual, material and visual sources used to remember. Each contributor introduces a particular body of source material and presents case studies using those sources in their own research. The second section contains four chapters examining specific communities active in commemorating the crusades, including religious communities, family groups and royal courts. Finally, the third section examines the cultural memory of crusading in the Byzantine, Iberian and Baltic regions beyond the early years, as well as the trajectory of crusading memory in the Muslim Middle East.
This book draws together and extends the current debates in the history of the crusades and the history of memory and in so doing offers a fresh synthesis of material in both fields. It will be essential reading for students of the crusades and memory.
Megan Cassidy-Welch is an Associate Professor of medieval history at Monash University. She is author of Monastic Spaces and their Meanings (2001) and Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination (2011).
Introduction 1. Remembering in the time of the crusades Megan Cassidy-Welch Sources of memory 2. Preaching and crusade memory Jessalynn Bird 3. The liturgical memory of 15 July 1099: between history, memory and eschatology M. Cecilia Gaposchkin 4. Crusades, Memory and Visual Culture: Representations of the Miracle of Intervention of Saints in Battle Elizabeth Lapina 5. Remembrance of Things Past: Memory and Material Objects in the Time of the Crusades, 1095-1291 Anne E. Lester 6. Historical writing Darius von Guttner-Sporzynski 7. "Perpetuel Memorye": Remembering History in the Crusading Romance Lee Manion Communities of memory 8. Monastic memories of the early crusading movement Katherine Allen Smith 9. Royal memory James Naus and Vincent Ryan 10. Jewish Memory and the Crusades: The Hebrew Crusade Chronicles and Protection from Christian violence Rebecca Rist 11. Family memory and the crusades Nicholas Paul and Jochen Schenk Cultural memory 12. `A blow sent by God': Changing Byzantine memories of the Crusades Jonathan Harris 13. Living and remembering the crusades and the Reconquista: Iberia, 11th-13th Centuries Ana Rodriguez 14. The Muslim Memory of the Crusades Alex Mallett 15. Appropriating history: Remembering the crusades in Latvia and Estonia Carsten Selch Jensen