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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 502: RomanIslam, I: Imperial Structures and Representations

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:RomanIslam - Center for Comparative Empire & Transcultural Studies
Organiser:Paulo Pachá, Departamento de História, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro
Moderator/Chair:Paulo Pachá, Departamento de História, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro
Paper 502-a'The Gangs of Numidia': Creating Cohesion in North African Tribal Societies, 3rd Century BCE - 7th Century CE
(Language: English)
Daniel Syrbe, Research Project 'Constraints & Traditions: Roman Power in Changing Societies', Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 502-bFrom the Roman Pons to Islamic Qanṭara
(Language: English)
Joud Nassan Agha, Asien-Afrika Institut, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Social History
Paper 502-cVisigothic Ariminianism: Universal Christian Confession or Fossilized Cult Tradition?
(Language: English)
Volker Menze, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest/Wien
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Pagan Religions

This session will discuss how specific historical dynamics transformed imperial structures and representations during Late Antiquity in the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa. By bringing together a diverse set of case studies, this session will present a comparative overview of how different groups interacted with imperial powers regarding their structures and representations. Thus, the papers in this session will investigate the interaction between nomadic populations in North Africa during Roman and Byzantine rule; the relationship between Ariminian and Nicene Christianity in Visigothic Iberia; and the creation of a new politico-administrative system through the transformation of Roman infrastructure under Muslim authority in Iberia.