IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1111: Byzantine Borders, II

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Organiser:Leslie Brubaker, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies / Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1111-a'The dog-headed and the headless men that have their eyes in their chests': Myth and Economy of the Late Antique Saharan Nomad
(Language: English)
Anna C. Kelley, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - Trade
Paper 1111-bCrossing Borders: What Items Were Global in the Middle Ages?
(Language: English)
Eduardo Manzano Moreno, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1111-cFrom Kust to Emirate: The Caucasus between Three Superpowers
(Language: English)
Michael Burling, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Administration, Byzantine Studies, Social History
Abstract

Byzantine Borders, II is the second of four sessions to examine cultural, linguistic and historical margins within the Empire and at and across its edges. Session II emphasises cultural interaction with an emphasis on trade and economic exchange. The session opens with a historiographical re-evaluation of nomadism and nomadic exchange in the Sahara, continues with a re-examination of global trade goods, and concludes with a comparative evaluation of how the fluid confluence of three polities in Armenia impacted on economic and cultural exchange.