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Pilgrimage, Procession and Ritual Encounters between Christians and Muslims in the Crusader States

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Publication date2013
Host publicationCultural Encounters During the Crusades
EditorsKurt Villads Jensen, Helle Vogt, Kirsi Salonen
Place of publicationOdense
PublisherUniversity of Southern Denmark
Number of pages0
ISBN (Print)978-87-7674-659-9
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper explores the phenomenon of shared pigrimage and cult sites in the Holy Land and Egypt in the Middle Ages. Using the evidence primarily of pilgrimage accounts, the paper compares Christian and Muslim veneration of sites recognised by both religious traditions as sacred spaces and examines the strategies deployed in Christian accounts of Muslim veneration to underscore existing ideologies of difference.