IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 504: Relics: East and West - Inventions and Translations, I

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:UMR 'Orient et Méditerranée' (8167), Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris / École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris / Centre de Recherches Historiques, Université Paris VIII - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Organisers:Olivier Delouis, Laboratoire Orient-Méditerranée, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Paper 504-aWhy Did People Invent Relics in the Roman East, 4th-6th Centuries?
(Language: English)
Estelle Cronnier, Département d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 504-bMoving Relics and Writing Texts between Northern Italy and Alemannia, 9th-10th Centuries
(Language: English)
Francesco Veronese, Dipartimento di Studi Storici, Geografici e dell'Antichità (DiSSGeA), Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 504-cTranslation inside the Same Sanctuary: Theodora of Thessaloniki
(Language: English)
Michel Kaplan, UFR d'histoire, Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Religious Life
Abstract

Relics are one the main feature of religious life in Eastern as well as Western Christianity. To possess and display relics was an important concern for monasteries, public churches, and kings or emperors. Some relics were very sought-after. These two sessions aim to deal with how and why new relics were invented and/or translated and what were the religious, social, and political stakes of these inventions and/or translations. Both will compare East and West and show the links between the two parts of Christianity.