Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America 2008 Conference
Chicago, Illinois 3-5 April, 2008
East and West in the Holy Land. 1517-1713.
This session will take a comparative look at travel to the Levant, but
more specifically to the Holy Land. How differently do people from
various regions reflect on the experience? Given the Jewish, Christian,
and Muslim veneration for the land, what role does religious belief play
in the making of the geographical narratives? What social, theological,
and/or political views do the narratives express? How might church or
state governments utilize these views and to what purpose?