IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 211: Was the End of the Roman Empire a Clash of Cultures?, II

Monday 12 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:History Compass
Organiser:Guy Halsall, Department of History, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Julia M. H. Smith, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Paper 211-aPolitics and the Exploitation of Cultural Differences in the 5th-Century West
(Language: English)
Michael Kulikowski, Department of History, University of Tennessee
Index terms: Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 211-bThe Popular Experience of Vandal Persecution
(Language: English)
Jonathan P. Conant, Department of History, Harvard University
Index terms: Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life

Alongside its companion, this session aims to explore the ways in which the changes of the end of the western Roman Empire were negotiated, and whether or not the cultural changes involved can be said to represent a clash of cultures. This session homes in on particular regions, notably Spain and Africa, to examine these themesin more detail.