Basit H Qureshi
I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota--Twin Cities. I specialize in the political culture of western France and the Eastern Mediterranean during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. My dissertation project investigates developments in the exercise and understanding of power and authority in the medieval world as a function of the crusading phenomenon, ca. 1090-1150. More broadly, I hold interests in diplomatics, pilgrimage, and interfaith relations from Antiquity to the early modern period.