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Medieval Crusade Historian: Professor Peter Edbury Retirement Day

Starts: 12 December 2012

Peter Edbury & Thomas Asbridge Crusades Presenter
Peter Edbury & Thomas Asbridge Crusades Presenter


PETER EDBURY RETIREMENT DAY Wednesday 12 December 2012


2.00 Welcome – James Jenkins


2.05 Session 1

Hot-Shot lawyers and smart shoppers in the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Betty Binysh (Cardiff University)

The relationship between the garrison fort and rural settlements in the Cilician Kingdom of Armenia: A First Report

Dweezil Vandekerckhove (Cardiff University)

The Baronage of the Kingdom of Jerusalem After Hattin

Stephen Donnachie (Swansea University)

Moderator – Hannah Buckingham


3.00 Keynote 1

The Value of Fragments: A New Witness to the Old French Meliacin or Le Cheval de Fust

Dr Timothy Bolton (Sotheby’s)

Moderator – Betty Binysh


3.35 Coffee Break


3.55 Session 2

Turning a vir magnificus et illustris into a preudhome: representations of Godfrey of Bouillon in the Historia of William of Tyre and its Old French translation

Dr. Simon John (Check affiliation)

King John and the Crusades

Dr. Paul Webster (Cardiff University)

Knowledge of the Latin East and the Eastern Mediterranean in the early Chansons de geste

Simon Parsons (Royal Holloway)


Dr. Steven Biddlecombe (Exeter University)

Moderator – Angelo Silvestri


5.05 Coffee Break


5.20 Keynote 2

The King of the Arabs

Professor John France (Swansea University)

Moderator – Mellissa Julian-Jones


6.00 Close


7.00 Dinner

The Aegean


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