IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 151: Integrating the Sasanians, I: Identities and Politics in Late Antique and Medieval Iran

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:MPS - Middle Persian Studies, Universidade de Brasília / Sonderforschungsbereiche Project 'Visions of Community', Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Wien
Organiser:Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, Middle Persian Studies Project, Universidade de Brasília
Moderator/Chairs:Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, Middle Persian Studies Project, Universidade de Brasília
Paper 151-aStrangers in a Strange Land: The Ostrogothic Embassy to Khosrow I
(Language: English)
Otávio Luiz Vieira Pinto, Middle Persian Studies Project, Universidade de Brasília
Index terms: Language and Literature - Greek, Language and Literature - Other, Political Thought, Rhetoric
Paper 151-bFinding Persia: Persian Toponyms and Ethnonyms on the Tabula Peutingeriana
(Language: English)
Salvatore Liccardo, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought
Paper 151-c(Middle) Persian in the East: The Rise of the Persianate Polities in Late Antique and Early Medieval Central Asia
(Language: English)
Khodadad Rezakhani, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Language and Literature - Other, Political Thought
Abstract

The aim of this session is to discuss the impact of Sasanian Persia in the late antique and the early medieval world. Papers will address the political connections between West and East, through an Ostrogothic embassy to Persia; the way in which Romans understood Persian ethnicity and how they acknowledge it; and finally how Persian culture influenced polities in Central Asia through military conflicts and moments of diplomacy. This will be the first in a series of three sessions on Pre-Islamic Persia, thus hopefully bringing new topics of research to be discussed at the International Medieval Congress.