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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1629: Late Antique Frontiers, II: Frontiers on the Periphery of the Roman World

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Samuel Cohen, Department of History, Sonoma State University, California
Adrastos Omissi, School of Humanities (Classics), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Rebecca Usherwood, School of Classics, University of St Andrews
Paper 1629-aMaritime Frontiers of Early Medieval England: Construction of Power and the Coast, 5th-7th Centuries
(Language: English)
Irene Bavuso, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Trade, Social History
Paper 1629-bCultural Poles on the Great African Rift Valley: Arabia and Ethiopia during Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Valentina A. Grasso, St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 1629-cContending with Conversion in the Sasanian Empire
(Language: English)
Natalie Reynoso, Department of Theology Fordham University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Semitic

This session examines late antique frontiers on the periphery of the Roman world. Papers in this session consider examples of cultural, commercial, and religious exchange and connectivity between East and West, north and south, coast and continent, and Christianity and Zoroastrianism. Furthermore, they reflect on the economic, cultural, and social relationships between the Roman centre and its periphery.