Constructions of Otherness in Latin Travellers’ Writings in Cilicia, Syria, Palestine and Egypt (14th Century), lecture by Camille Rouxpetel, University of Angers, Haifa Center for Mediterranean History, March 5, 2019, 4:00–6:00 pm
How did the discovery of a plural Christianity, on a Mediterranean scale and up to the eastern and southern reaches of India or Ethiopia, upset the Western definition of Christendom and the Church? This paper has three main objectives: analyzing the constructions of Otherness which resulted from he confrontation between high culture, representation and observation; measuring the impact of the encounter with Eastern Christians on the idea of Christianity; studying intercultural relations in context, the Middle-Eastern one.
Camille Rouxpetel is a historian, specialist in the transcultural and inter religious relations between the 'Latin', 'Greek' and 'Eastern' Christian communities in the Middle East. She is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Angers.