Memory and interpretation : New approaches to the study of the crusades

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Cassidy-Welch, Megan and Lester, Anne E.. (2014). Memory and interpretation : New approaches to the study of the crusades. Journal of Medieval History. 40(3), pp. 225-236.
AuthorsCassidy-Welch, Megan and Lester, Anne E.

This article describes the connection between studies of memory and the history of the crusades. The authors argue that integrating memory into crusades scholarship offers new ways of exploring the aftermath of war, the construction of cultural memory, the role of women and families in this process, and the crusading movement itself. The article draws on and extends recent trends in crusade scholarship that understand the crusades as a broad religious movement that called upon and developed within a cultural framework that was wider than previously acknowledged. It examines the historical and theoretical development of memory studies and then outlines the recent historiography of crusading studies. The article then introduces a series of essays, which together examine the creation, communication and dissemination of crusade memory.

Keywordscrusades; memory; historiography; war
JournalJournal of Medieval History
Journal citation40 (3), pp. 225-236
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Scopus EID2-s2.0-84903706101
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range225-236
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Online21 May 2014
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Accepted09 Mar 2014
Deposited08 Jul 2021
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