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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1630: Inscriptions as Networks and Entanglements in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, II

Thursday 6 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:ERC GRAPH-EAST: Latin as an Alien Script in the Medieval 'Latin East' / Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302)
Organiser:Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Hasan Sercan Sağlam, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers
Paper 1630-aReading (and Writing) Latin Inscriptions in Medieval Constantinople
(Language: English)
Ida Toth, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 1630-bPulling the Thread from a Cypriot- and a Constantinopolitan-Inscribed Textile
(Language: English)
Maria Aimé Villano, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Epigraphy
Paper 1630-cUsing Latin in Cypriot Tomb Sculpture: A Means of Dissolving Geographical and Chronological Boundaries and / or Indicating Ethnic Identities
(Language: English)
Savvas Mavromatidis, Department of History & Archaeology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Crusades, Epigraphy, Social History
Abstract

The medieval Mediterranean has long been thought of in terms of networks and dynamics of exchanges. One type of 'network' has not yet been studied: the epigraphic network formed by the inscriptions and graffiti in Latin alphabet of pilgrims, travellers, crusaders, military orders and merchants. What kinds of entanglements, paths, and circulations are revealed by the graphic signs? Is it possible to trace epigraphic recurrent patterns or connections between East and West? In the Holy Places, where are engraved and painted many different scripts, such as Arabic, Greek, Armenian, Syriac, Latin etc., how to think about the relationships between messages and languages?