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The Crusades; Other Experiences, Alternate Perspectives
Binghamton, NY, October 1999


        BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY - SUNY
        Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
        Thirty-Second Annual Conference
        October 15-16, 1999

        THE CRUSADES:  OTHER EXPERIENCES, ALTERNATE PERSPECTIVES

        C A L L  FOR  P A P E R S


On the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the fall of Jerusalem to the
crusaders, CEMERS announces a conference to bring diverse perspectives to
bear on this historical event and its implication for the East
Mediterranean region as well as the lands of origin of the crusaders
themselves. A crucial aspect of the conference will focus on the
historiography of the Crusades in medieval chronicles and modern academic
discourse in a wide range of societies and intellectual circles. 

CEMERS  invites P A P E R S in the following general areas:

    The Mediterranean region on the eve of the Crusades.
    Byzantium between Roman Christianity and Islam.
    The Crusades in Arabic, Byzantine, Hebraic, and other sources, e.g.,
	Syriac, etc.
    The arts in the Crusades and the Crusades in the arts:  music, visual
	art, literature.
    Effects and echoes of the Crusades in Christian, Jewish and Islamic
	theology, culture and society.
    The Crusades in modern historiographical literature east and west.

Please provide a one-page abstract of papers to:

Emeritus Professor Khalil I. Semaan, Coordinator
CEMERS  32nd Annual Medieval Conference
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
USA

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 1999

E.Mail: ksemaan@binghamton.edu  or      adistefa@binghamton.edu
Fax:    +1-607-723-7193                 +1-607-777-4373

Telephone:  +1-607-777-2730