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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1313: Medieval Roman Empires East and West, IV: Entanglements and Exchanges

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Organiser:Len Scales, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Len Scales, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Paper 1313-aThe Ecumenical Council that Never Was: 12th-Century Theology and Politics between New Roman Empires
(Language: English)
Maximilian Lau, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1313-bElite Textile Attributes of Courtly Culture in Merovingian and Early Byzantine Archaeological Contexts: Influences and Transfers in Elite Female Clothing between East and West
(Language: English)
Olga Magoula, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Ioannina
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 1313-cIdentifying Albert of Aachen: Crusade Historian and Crusader?
(Language: English)
Vedran Sulovsky, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy

The session explores different kinds of 'imperial' contacts and exchanges between east and west, shedding light both on things shared and on elements of difference, both on channels and resources of communication and on their limits. East-west entanglements and attempts at dialogue, and the agents of dialogue, between the two empires are examined, as also is a specific form of east-west 'imperial' cultural transfer by means of material artefacts.