This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. After the introduction by Michel Balard, the first papers examine aspects of crusader terminology. The next section deals with events and perceptions in the West, including papers on the crusades against the Albigensians and Frederick II, and on the situation in the Iberian peninsula. There follow studies on relations between crusaders and the local populations in the Byzantine world after 1204 and Frankish Greece, and in Cilician Armenia, while a final pair looks at papal interventions in Poland and Scandinavia.
'… scholars will no doubt read essays that pertain to their own research interests, and will find much of use.' The Medieval Review '… this is a worthy successor to the many other important volumes that the meetings of the SSCLE have produced.' Speculum
Contents: Introduction, Michel Balard; Part I Les Mots/Terminology: Nouveau mot ou nouvelle réalité? Le terme cruciata et son utilisation dans les textes pontificaux, Benjamin Weber; Le varie ragioni per 'assumere la croce'. Il senso di un arruolamento in piÃ¹ direzioni, Giulio Cipollone; The French recent historiography of the Holy War, Michel Balard. Part II L'Occident/The West: Louis VII, Innocent II et la seconde croisade, Monique Amouroux; 'Smoking sword': le meurtre du légat Pierre de Castelnau et la première croisade albigeoise, Marco Meschini; Casting out demons by Beelzebul: did the papal preaching against the Albigensians ruin the Crusades? Karl Borchardt; The papal 'crusade' against Frederick II in 1228-1230, G. A. Loud; When ideology met reality: Clement V and the crusade, Sophia Menache; 1308 and 1177: Venice and the Papacy in real and imaginary crusades, David M. Perry; Papal claims to authority over lands gained from the Infidel: the Iberian peninsula and beyond the Straits of Gibraltar, Alan Forey; The papacy and the crusade in XVth century Portugal, Luis Adao De Fonseca, Maria Cristina Pimenta and Paula Pinto Costa. Part III L'Orient/The East: The papacy and the fourth crusade in the correspondence of the Nicaean emperors with the popes, Aphrodite Papayianni; A vacuum of leadership: 1291 revisited, James M. Powell; Crusading in a nearer East: the Balkan politics of Honorius III and Gregory IX (1221-1241), Francesco Dall'Aglio; La politique de soutien pontifical aux lignages nobiliaires moréotes aux XIIIe et XIVe siècles, Isabelle Ortega; La Papauté et les Hospitaliers de Rhodes aux lendemains de la chute de Constantinople (1453-1467), Pierre Bonneaud; Papauté, Latins d'Orient et croisés sous le regard de l'archevÃªque de Tarse, NersÃªs Lambronatsi, Isabelle Augé; Le rÃ´le de la papauté dans la politique arménienne des Hospitaliers au XIVe siècle, Marie-Anna Chevalier. Part IV L'Europe du Nord et de L'Est/Northern and Eastern Europ
The series of Subsidia to the journal Crusades is designed to include publications deriving from the conferences held by the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East along with other volumes associated with the society.
The scope of the series parallels that of the journal itself: Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theaters of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art numismatics and economic, social, political and military history.