IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 807: Goods and Ideas: Bridging Continents in the Byzantine World (c. 300-1500), IV - Legacies

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:University of Birmingham
Organiser:Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Chris Wickham, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Paper 807-aChristian Pilgrimage in Early Islamic Palestine (c. 600-950)
(Language: English)
Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Lay Piety, Monasticism
Paper 807-bIslamic Exceptionalism?: Estimating the Economy of the Early Islamic Middle East (c. 600-950)
(Language: English)
Hugh Kennedy, Department of the Languages & Cultures of the Near & Middle East, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Index terms: Economics - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Numismatics
Paper 807-cTradition and Invention in the Iconography of St Helena in Medieval Cyprus (c. 1100-1500)
(Language: English)
Andriani Georgiou, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Hagiography
Abstract

The impact of exposure to other cultural modes generated responses in post-Byzantine worlds. The Islamic conquest and the Crusades both provide fertile territory in which to explore change and continuity in the location of the sacred, the nature of political authority, and the emergence of new economic infrastructures. The relationship between political events and socio-economic arenas highlights the exchange, interaction, and reinterpretation of ideas and perceptions. Cultural communication is explored through the media of archaeology, artistic representation, and documentary sources, exposing areas of explicit cultural negotiation or re-orientation, alongside quieter osmotic change.