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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1215: The Entangled Caucasus, III: An Entangled Heart - The Central Caucasus in the High Middle Ages

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Caucasus Network
Organisers:James Baillie, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Nicholas Evans, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Nicholas Matheou, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Paper 1215-aThe Anchors of the Web: Brokerage, Identity, and Power in the Bagrationid Court
(Language: English)
James Baillie, Independent Scholar, Birmingham
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1215-bEntangled Caucasus: Kirakos Ganjakec'i
(Language: English)
Heiko Conrad, Historisches Seminar - Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1215-cThe Emergence of Standardised Textual and Visual Representations of the Miracle of St George
(Language: English)
Kevin Tuite, Département d'Anthropologie, Université de Montréal
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography

In the Central Middle Ages, connections of many kinds ran through the heart of the Caucasus. Physical routes carried goods, people - and, just as importantly, information, which could in turn forge familial connections, ecclesiastical links, and political alliances. Their power and their stories, in turn, could shape the political climates and control that governed the land. This panel examines the dense connectivity of the central Caucasus with papers looking at real and imagined road networks, on brokerage and networking at the Bagrationid court, and on Georgian-Armenian relations throughout the period.