IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 342: Frontiers and Crossroads in Italy, III: Cults and Cultures on the Edges

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Project 'At the Crossroads of Empires: The Longobard Church of Sant'Ambrogio at Montecorvino Rovella (Salerno), Italy', University of Birmingham
Organiser:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Francesca Dell'Acqua, Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, Università degli Studi di Salerno
Paper 342-aBlurring Boundaries of Time and Space: Resurrecting and Disseminating Cults in the West (Catalonia and Italy), 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ekaterina Novokhatko, Institut d'Estudis Medievals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 342-bImport-Export: The Multiple Border Crossings of Anastasius Bibliothecarius
(Language: English)
Réka Forrai, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 342-cLost in Translation?: The Notion of Frontier Zone Applied to Byzantine Hymnography
(Language: English)
Annick Peters-Custot, UFR d'Histoire, Histoire de l'Art et Archéologie, Université de Nantes
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session concludes the first set of sessions on frontier zones in Italy and on Italy as a crossroads of empires. It will be continued on Tuesday! This session deals with scholars, and their texts and books, crossing intellectual and cultural borders Ekaterina Novokhatko will speak about how Catalonia became instrumental within the orbit of the Mediterranean network from the 10th century onwards and reveals the growing tendency to develop connections between the historical ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ parts of the Roman Empire. Reka Forrai will present one of the most illustrious figures of early medieval Italy: Anastasius Bibliothecarius. Briefly an antipope, Anastasius is mostly remembered for his immense work of translations from the Greek, which had an immeasurable impact on the Latin West. Annick Peters-Custot will talk about the renewed importance of Rome as a contact zone with the Greek writing world from the 980s onwards. Her contribution aims at applying the notion of ‘frontier’ to the Byzantine hymnographical production, not so much in a geographical sense, but in a devotional one: what impact had the importation of western saints into the Byzantine hymnography on the profile and figure of these saints?