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Islam and the Crusades – The GCMS Summer Symposium
Islam and the Crusades
The GCMS Summer Symposium
Thursday, 20 June 2019: Van Emden Lecture Theatre, Edith Morley (lunch: G27L)
10.00: Rebecca Rist (University of Reading), ‘Introduction’.
10.15: Andrew Jotischky (RHUL), ‘Monks and Muslims: Reform Monasticism and Islam in 11th Century Italy.’
11.30: Matthew Bennett (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst), ‘Military masculinity and cross-cultural chivalry in twelfth-century crusading warfare’.
12.45-2.00: LUNCH (included)
2.00: Jonathan Phillips (RHUL), ‘Saladin’s Struggle to Survive in Egypt: Generosity, Patronage and Display’.
3.15: Jan Vandeburie (University of Leicester), ‘Lex Mahometi – The Changing Understanding of Jihād among Latin Authors, c.1125-c.1225’.
4.00: Mohamad El-Merheb (SOAS), ‘Fanatical Raydāfrans (Louis IX), judicious Anbarūr (Frederick II) and the cruel Bābā (Pope): Islamic understanding of Frankish politics around the Seventh Crusade’.
4.45: Rebecca Rist (University of Reading), ‘Summary and Final Thoughts’.
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