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Constructing Otherness in the Chronicles of the First Crusade

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Skottki, Kristin:
Constructing Otherness in the Chronicles of the First Crusade.
In: Vercamer, Grischa ; Pleszczynski, Andrzej (ed.): Germans and Poles in the Middle Ages : The Perception of the "Other" and the Presence of Mutual Ethnic Stereotypes in Medieval Narrative Sources. - Leiden : Brill , 2021 . - pp. 17-40 . - (Explorations in Medieval Culture ; 16 )
ISBN 978-90-04-41778-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004466555_003

Abstract in another language

Using the Latin chronicles of the First Crusade as a tertium comparationis, this article mainly focuses on the hermeneutical challenges in scrutinizing and understanding medieval constructions of alterity (and identity, respectively). In the first part, larger questions concerning the limits and possibilities for historiography to represent the “other” are explored, asking about the importance of Medievalism and Modernism as well as Orientalism and Occidentalism as discursive formations for shaping representations of “Islam and the West” in recent debates. The second part focuses on the genre-specific ways medieval crusade chronicles were able to address Muslim alterity. The third part argues for the performative quality of attributions of identity and alterity and for the specifics of temporal and spatial processes in creating “the Orient” as a place of identity and continuity in the context of the First Crusade.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: crusades; historiography; holy land; 11th-12th century; othering; Medievalism; Orientalism
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Junior Professor Medieval History
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Junior Professor Medieval History > Junior Professor Medieval History - Juniorprof. Dr. Kristin Skottki
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 900 History and geography > 900 History
900 History and geography > 910 Geography, travel
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 06:58
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 06:58
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/68924