Hostile encounters were a fundamental component of the crusades and life in the Latin East. Combatants strategized, confronted, and defended against their opponents, often recording their military endeavours in writing or, occasionally, within the landscape itself. This virtual conference will investigate some of these elements, featuring papers presented by scholars from around the world and at various stages of their careers.
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Peter Edbury (Cardiff University), "Cyprus and the Defense of the Latin East, 1254-1291"
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
John Hosler (Command and General Staff College), "Military Intelligence and the Fatimid Siege of Jerusalem in 1098"
Ann Zimo (University of New Hampshire), "Sonic Clashes: The Uses of Religious Sound in Textual Sources for the Latin East"
Vardit Shotten-Hallel (Israel Antiquities Authority), "Building Stratigraphy and the Idea of the Concentric Castle"
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Rabei Khamisy (University of Haifa), "The Outer Fortifications of Montfort Castle"
Michael S. Fulton (Western University), "Siege Warfare by the Numbers: An Analytical Overview of Medieval Sieges in the Levant"
Steve Tibble (Royal Holloway, University of London), "The 'Strategy' of the Crusader States?"
Friday, 6 August 2021
Giampiero Bagni (Nottingham Trent University), "The Sarcophagus of Templar General Master Arnau de Torroja in Verona? Sources and Scientific Analysis on the Discovered Tomb at San Fermo Maggiore"
Louis Pulford (Lancaster University), "'The Pathless Wastes of Error': Heresy, Chaos, and Restoration in Peter of Les Vaux-de-Cernay's Historia Albigensis"
Thomas Brosset (Lancaster University), "Supplies Management in Besieged Cities of Medieval Syria and Jazrra (1097-1192)"