The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East wishes to offer its congratulations to a Former President of the Society, Prof. Benjamin Ze'ev Kedar, on the announcement that he has won two major prestigious prizes, the 2019 Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture and the 2020 Israel Prize, the highest cultural honour presented for excellence in his field.
Dear fellow members of the SSCLE,
It is with great sorrow that we are informed of the passing of our former president, colleague and mentor, Professor Bernard Hamilton.
Bernard was Professor Emeritus of Crusading History at the University of Nottingham. He served as the fifth president of the SSCLE for the years 2008-2016. He was a major scholar and author of numerous publications including The Latin Church in the Crusader States: The Secular Church (1980), The Medieval Inquisition (Foundations of Medieval History) (1982), Crusaders, Cathars and the Holy Places (1999), The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem (2000), Religion in the Medieval West (2003) and The Christian World of the Middle Ages (2013).
Bernard was highly regarded by all for his scholarship and intelligence, and much loved for his character. As president of the SSCLE he did much to advance the organization and was renowned for his support of young scholars, in tribute of which the SSCLE committee established the Bernard Hamilton Prize in his honour, now in its second year.
I am personally sorrowed by Bernard’s passing. I was fortunate to have served for a number of years as his secretary on the SSCLE committee. What distinguished him was his patience, great charm and kindness. We send our condolences to his family.
He will be sorely missed.
Editors: Matthew E. Parker, Ben Halliburton and Anne Romine
Crusade scholarship has exploded in popularity over the past two decades. This volume captures the resulting diversity of approaches, which often cross cultures and academic disciplines. The contributors to this volume offer new perspectives on topics as varied as the application of Roman law on slavery to the situation of Muslims in the Latin East, Muslim appropriation of Latin architectural spolia, the roles played by the crusade in medieval preaching, and the impact of Latin East refugees on religious geography in late medieval Cyprus. Together these essays demonstrate how pervasive the institution of crusade was in medieval Christendom, as much at home in Europe as in the Latin East, and how much impact it carried forth into the modern era.
Contributors are Richard Allington, Jessalynn Bird, Adam M. Bishop, Tomasz Borowski, Yan Bourke, Sam Zeno Conedera, Charles W. Connell, Cathleen A. Fleck, Lisa Mahoney, and C. Matthew Phillips.
Dear Fellow Members,
It is with great sorrow that we learn of the passing of Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith. Professor Riley-Smith was a founding member of our society, well-loved and highly regarded by the scholarly community. His passing is a great loss and we send our deepest condolences to his family.
President of the SSCLE
Honorary Presidents: Michel Balard, Bernard Hamilton, Benjamin Kedar, Jean Richard
The database is a breakthrough revision in a digitized format of Reinhold Röhricht’s original Regesta regni Hierosolymitani (1893-1904). The 2016 Revised Regesta offers an expanded and corrected calendar of all the charters, other legal or formal documents and letters and inscriptions originating in the Latin East between 1098 and 1291.
All charters are rendered in English, in the hope that it will be useful to university teachers who want to introduce students to this extremely valuable range of medieval sources.
This immense project was initiated by professor Jonathan Riley-Smith of Cambridge University. It is carried on by Professor Riley-Smith in collaboration of an international scientific committee of crusades scholars
A ceremonial launching of the database took place at Cambridge University on August 15, 2016. Professor Riley-Smith, Professor Benjamin Z. Kedar, Professor Ronnie Ellenblum, and many others were in attendance.
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