IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 540: Between Paganism and Christianity at the Eastern Border of Christendom, 8th-15th Centuries, I

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Ioan Marian Ţiplic, Faculty of History & Patrimony, Universitatea Lucian Blaga, Sibiu
Moderator/Chair:Mark Whelan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 540-aHabitat in the Border Area between the Pannonian Plains and the Western Carpathians, in the 8th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Bogdan Craiovan, Departamentul de Istorie Patrimoniu şi Teologie Protestanta Universitatea 'Lucian Blaga' Sibiu
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Pagan Religions
Paper 540-bBetween Cremation and Inhumation: The Change of the Funeral Rite in the Northern Danubian Region, 8th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ioan Marian Ţiplic, Faculty of History & Patrimony, Universitatea Lucian Blaga, Sibiu
Maria Emilia Ţiplic, Institutul de Cercetari Socio-Umane, Sibiu / Departamentul de Istorie, Patrimoniu și Teologie Protestantă, Universitatea 'Lucian Blaga', Sibiu
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites, Geography and Settlement Studies, Pagan Religions
Abstract

The archaeological analysis of the way Christianity has begun to dominate the all Europe reveals itself as a requirement in understanding the way local communities have evolved and related towards a high mixture of populations of different origins. The Christian funeral ritual has kept – despite all leveling efforts – a series of regional different regulations regarding the signification of some gestures or objects accompanying the deceased. The change of funeral practices in 11th c. is linked with the rise of the new power at the eastern Border of Christendom – Arpadian Kingdom. Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): the interrelation between different groups, the archaeology of funeral rituals, the physical transformation of the landscapes by ecclesiastical institutions (new crops, marshland drainage, bridges, the setting up of new economic activities like mining, salt production), strategies of Christianisation and the adaptation of pre-Christian sacred elements.