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Colloquium "Sharing the Holy Land. Perceptions of Shared Sacred Space in the Medieval and Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean" (The Warburg Institute, London, 12 - 13 June 2015)

Posted: 19.11.2014

This colloquium is organised by Jan Vandeburie and Jan Loop and it seeks to address how both Western pilgrims, and the indigenous Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Levantine populations, perceived the sharing of religious shrines with other faiths. In particular, scholars will look at how this sharing is described and explained in contemporary accounts and how this influenced the knowledge of other faiths among the Semitic religions. The symposium will focus on the period from c.1100 to c.1600, addressing the changing political context in the Levant and its influence on the sharing of sacred space. Speakers will include Bernard Hamilton (Nottingham), Benjamin Kedar (Hebrew University Jerusalem) and Ora Limor (Open University

The final programme will be published shortly.