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Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber

Postdoktor

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Works at Department of History
Email benjamin.weber@historia.su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 D, plan 9
Postal address Historiska institutionen och Kulturvetarlinjen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Marie Skłodowska-Curie's post doc researcher from Toulouse University (France) in medieval history

Research

Fields of Research

  • History of the crusades, in particular crusading in the late Middle Ages (14th and 15th century)
  • Linguistic history of the word "crusade" from medieval times to nowadays
  • History of Western-Ethiopian relations and representations in the Middle Ages
  • History of medieval papacy, in particular theories and practice of universal power

Ongoing research project

"Cruciata project": European Union funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie project on the uses and meanings of the word "crusade" in medieval times. Study of the semantic of crusading vocabulary in western chronicles, in particular: 

  • Paolino of Venice's Abreujamen de las historias (British library, ms. Egerton 1500) produced in papal entourage in the early 1320's
  • Comparision between French and English chronicles, 1250'-1350's

Details on the project and its conclusive conference (Stockholm, September 2020) can be found on the project web-page

Major recent publications

Books and collections of essays

  • Croisades en Afrique. Les expéditions occidentales à destination du continent africain, XIII-XVIe siècle, Toulouse, 2018 (ed)
  • Lutter contre les Turcs. Les formes nouvelles de la croisade pontificale au XVe siècle, Rome, 2013
  • L'Ethiopie, la croisade et l'Occident (ed with Robin Seignobos), in Annales d'Ethiopie, 27, 2012

Peer-rewied articles

  • “L’empereur d’Ethiopie et le roi des Juifs. Circulation et interprétations d’un récit historique entre Orient et Occident. VIe-XVe siècles”, in I. Bueno and C. Rouxpetel (eds), Les récits historiques entre Orient et Occident (XIe-XVe siècle), Rome, 2019, p. 23-49
  • "Vain Hope or Insincere Justification. Jerusalem in 15th century's papal letters", in K.V. Jensen, C.S. Jensen and J.M. Jensen (eds), Fighting for the Faith. The Many Crusades, Stockholm, 2018, p. 395-414
  • “Toward a Global Crusade? The Papacy and non-Latin world in the 15th Century” in N. Housley (ed) Reconfiguring the Crusades in the Fifteenth Century: Goals, Agencies, Resonances, Oxford, 2017, p. 11-44
  • “El término “cruzada” y sus usos en la edad media: un proceso de asimilación linguistica”, in C.de Ayala Martínez, P. Henriet and S. Palacios (eds), Orígenes y desarollo de la guerra santa en la Península Ibérica: palabras e imágenes para una legitimación, Madrid, 2016, p. 221-233
  • « An Incomplete Integration into the Orbis Christianus. Relations and Misunderstandings between the Papacy and Ethiopia (1237-1456) », Medieval Encounters, 21, 2015, p. 232-249
  • “Nouveau mot ou nouvelle réalité ? Le terme cruciata et son utilisation dans les textes pontificaux” in M. Balard (ed), La papauté et les croisades, Farnham, 2011, p. 10-25

Last updated: October 9, 2019

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