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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1015: The Entangled Caucasus, I: Early Entanglements - The Early Medieval Caucasus

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Caucasus Network
Organisers:James Baillie, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Nicholas Evans, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas Evans, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1015-aAt the Crossroads of Empires: Armenian Patriarchal Architecture between Tradition and Innovation
(Language: English)
Cassandre Lejosne, Section d'historie de l'art, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Anthropology, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Social History
Paper 1015-bSufyanid Armenia and Caucasian Albania, c. 661-683
(Language: English)
Stephanie Forrest, Faculty of History University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1015-cThe Consumption of Medieval Ceramics and the Construction of Identity
(Language: English)
Jake Hubbert, Department of Anthropology, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index terms: Anthropology, Archaeology - Artefacts

Cultural and political change in the early medieval Caucasus reflected entanglements within the Caucasus, and with its imperial neighbours. Our panellists trace these entanglements through analysis of both textual and material evidence. Our first panel ranges from Armenian sources on early Muslim rule in Armenia and Albania (Forrest), through the 7th-century 'Golden Age' of Armenian architecture (Lejosne), to a consideration of ceramic use in different centres across the 9th- and 10th-century Caucasus (Hubbert).