The Crusades in France and Occitania : Roots, Impact, and Cultural Significance

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Date / time
Date(s) - 10 September
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Wolfson Conference Centre, Senate House, IHR


The culmination of a series of conference events in 2016, this study day brings together an international group of researchers to present for discussion papers on the topic of the Crusades in France and Occitania—not just crusading which took place in this geographic region, but the cultural background, literary approaches, and societal participation which underpinned the movement. Papers on topics as diverse as Burgundian and Occitanian First Crusade recruitment, devotion to saints as a factor in crusade participation, Odo of Deuil’s historiographical status, and troubadour’s reactions to Louis IX’s first expedition are brought together by a shared focus on placing the matter of crusade within its ‘French’ context.

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