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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1329: Frontiers of Late Antiquity, IV: Frontiers of Religious Identity

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Jonathan Arnold, Department of History, University of Tulsa
Adrastos Omissi, School of Humanities (Classics), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Samuel Cohen, Department of History, Sonoma State University, California
Paper 1329-aExcommunication and the Imaginary Boundaries of the Christian Civitas in the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo
(Language: English)
Mikhail Birkin, Theology Department St Tikhon's Orthodox University of Humanities Moscow
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 1329-bOaths of Secrecy and Clandestine Communities on the Frontiers of Late Antique Society
(Language: English)
Michael Wuk, Department of Classics & Archaeology University of Nottingham
Index terms: Canon Law, Mentalities, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1329-cDelineating Holy Space and Crossing the Frontiers of the Sacred in Late Antique Sanctuaries
(Language: English)
Robert Wiƛniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1329-dSome Considerations on the Nature of the Sacred/Secular Frontier in Late Antiquity: The Case of Isidore of Seville
(Language: English)
Sergey Vorontsov, Department of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies St Tikhon's Orthodox University Moscow
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Mentalities, Political Thought, Religious Life

The fourth session in this series considers the role of religion, and in particular Christian thought and practices, in the construction and demarcation of identity in late antiquity. Its papers are diverse in focus and scope, treating such topics as sacred space and its transgression, the frontiers of sacred and secular power, and the creation of Christian communities through the exclusion of others, whether through secret societies or practices like excommunication.