IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 340: The Caucasus as Borderland, III: Crossing Borders in South Caucasian Christianity

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval Caucasus Network
Organisers:James Baillie, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
John Latham-Sprinkle, Department of History, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Moderator/Chair:John Latham-Sprinkle, Department of History, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London
Paper 340-aTravelling Icons: From Byzantium to Tao-Klarjeti and Beyond
(Language: English)
Bella Radenovic, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies
Paper 340-bInteractions of Rite and Image without Borders: The Medieval Georgian and Palaiologan Painting
(Language: English)
Manuela Studer-Karlen, Faculté de Lettres, Université de Fribourg
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Byzantine Studies, Liturgy
Abstract

The history of the Caucasus- including its religious history – has sometimes been cast as being defined by isolation. However, this panel will suggest that the evidence of Caucasian Christianity presents a very different picture. Papers on the Caucasus’s interaction with the Christian traditions of Syria, Byzantium, and Russia will suggest that processes of artistic and literary translation placed the Caucasus in a key position in the Eastern Christian world.