IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 511: Moving Byzantium, I: Frontiers on the Move across Sea and Land

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Wittgenstein-Award Project, Austrian National Research Foundation (FWF) 'Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures & Personal Agency in Byzantium', Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Organisers:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Rustam Shukurov, Department of Medieval History, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moderator/Chair:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 511-aLiquid Frontier: The Maritime Border and Contact Zone between the Byzantine Empire and the Fatimid Caliphate before the Period of the Crusades, 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Computing in Medieval Studies, Economics - Trade, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 511-bThe Migrations at the Byzantine-Arab Frontier in the 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Maciej Czyż, Institute of Classic Mediterranean & Oriental Studies University of Wrocław
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 511-cCrossing the Internal Borders: Garrisons, Reinforcements, and Mobility in the Byzantine Army
(Language: English)
Christos Makrypoulias, Institute of Byzantine Research, Athens
Index terms: Administration, Byzantine Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History
Paper 511-dBorder Identities: Local Magnates on the Byzantine-Bulgarian Frontier, 1195-1215
(Language: English)
Francesco Dall'Aglio, Department of Medieval History of Bulgaria, Institute for Historical Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Military History, Political Thought, Social History
Abstract

The project ‘Moving Byzantium’ highlights the role of Byzantium as a global culture and analyses the internal flexibility of Byzantine society. It aims to contribute to a re-evaluation of a society and culture that has traditionally been depicted as stiff, rigid, and encumbered by its own tradition. This will be achieved by the exploration of issues of mobility, microstructures, and personal agency. This session focuses on processes of migration and exchange across external and internal borders of the Byzantine Empire between the 7th and the 13th century, integrating written sources in various languages as well as material evidence and digital methods.