Appel à communication : “The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades: New Approaches, New Sources”, Leeds, 7-10 juil. 2014

*The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades: New Approaches, New Sources *

*Session at the International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds, 7-10 July 2014*

In the framework of the IMC 2014 the session *The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades* proposes to study the impact of the Crusades on the Islamic World. The central focus of the session is on the direct or indirect response to the Crusades and to the prolonged settlement of Latin Europeans in the Near and Middle East and North Africa between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries. The session might include, but is not limited to, such topics as:

• Muslims’ understandings of the Crusades and the challenge they posed.

• Impact of the Crusader challenge on the reconceptualization of early Islamic history and scholarship and their employment in Sunni revivalism, as well as intellectual and cultural transformations within the world of Islam generated as a response to the Crusades;

• Impact of the Crusades on relationships and community dynamics among Muslims, especially Sunni-Shi?i relations, and between Muslims and other indigenous groups, such as Christians and Jews;

• Diplomatic and commercial relations between the Muslims and Frankish states, and between the Islamic world and Latin Europe;

• Cultural and other everyday relations between the Franks and indigenous populations.

The organisers welcome papers that address these and related issues and span the periods of the Fatimids, Zangids, Ayyubids, and Mamluks in the Levant, the Normans and Hohenstauferns in Sicily, as well as Almoravids and Almohads in North Africa and Iberia during the period of the Reconquista.
Proposals for papers are warmly invited from new and established researchers in the field.

Organised by Paul M. Cobb (University of Pennsylvania), Konrad Hirschler (SOAS, University of London), Suleiman A. Mourad (Smith College)

If you are interested in offering a 20 minutes paper within this session please send a title and a brief abstract of 100 words by 2 September 2013 to Konrad Hirschler (

Please note: Speakers invited cannot present a paper in another session at the IMC.  All speakers will have to pay the appropriate IMC Registration Fee to attend.

Sterenn Le Maguer

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris, chercheure associée au CEFREPA.

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