IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1607: Crossroad of Wisdom: Antioch as a Point of Contact between Greek, Latin, and Arabic Cultures, 11th-13th Centuries

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense / University of York
Organiser:Michele Campopiano, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York / Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute, University of London
Paper 1607-aAntioch as Arabo-Byzantine Centre of Education and Learning: The Cases of Symeon Seth, George of Antioch, and Others
(Language: English)
Christian H√łgel, Institut for Historie, Kultur og Samfundsbeskrivelse, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1607-bStephen of Antioch's Astronomical Work: The Liber Mamonis in MS Cambrai 930
(Language: English)
Dirk Grupe, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Science
Paper 1607-cNumbers Matter: Pisa, Antioch, and the Quest for Mathematical Knowledge in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Michele Campopiano, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York / Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Science, Social History
Abstract

The study of the process of translation and intercultural exchange in the Middle Ages has not produced many studies yet on the role of the Near East to stimulate exchanges between Greek, Arabic and Latin cultures. This session wants to promote deeper attention in this field by focusing on one city in which these cultures were closely in contact, Antioch. Many bridge figures between these different traditions, such as Symeon Seth or Stephen of Pisa, were connected with Antioch. The session will also help to address the theoretical issue of how the sharing of urban spaces influence multicultural encounters.