IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1520: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Late Antiquity

Thursday 16 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Wolfson College, University of Oxford / Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Organiser:Maria Kouroumali, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:David Gwynn, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 1520-aGermanic Heresy: Late-Stage Arianism and the Germanic Peoples
(Language: English)
Brendan Wolfe, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Religious Life
Paper 1520-bHeretic or Orthodox?: Justinian's Theology Revisited
(Language: English)
Maria Kouroumali, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1520-c'They are the most treacherous of people': Religious Difference in Accounts of Three Berber Revolts in Al-Andalus, 8th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nicola Clarke, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Semitic, Religious Life
Abstract

The session will examine the question of heresy by looking at three different periods and subjects within the Late Roman and Byzantine Empire: the connection between religious belief and cultural features in the Germanic peoples; the theological views and policy of Justinian in 6th-century Constantinople and the variation in Islamic beliefs through the accounts of Arabic sources in Medieval Spain.