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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 103: Cross-Cultural Transmission in Nubian Culture, I: The Influence of Christianity

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Alexandros Tsakos, Institutt for Arkeologi, Historie, Kultur - og Religionsvitenskap, Universitetet I Bergen
Moderator/Chair:Giovanni Ruffini, Department of History, Fairfield University
Paper 103-aThe Bronze Censer from the Cathedral in Old Dongola
(Language: English)
Maciej Wyżgoł, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies

Christian missionaries first arrived in Nubia in the 6th century. Since those initial contacts, the transmission of Christianity created new customs and reinvented old customs. Following the rise of Islam, how did the competing religions influence the Nubian culture? This session seeks to uncover a few examples of the influence of Christianity in different areas of Nubia. The first paper analyses the influence of Byzantium in Dongola, the capital of Makuria.