TitleEmpires without Borders: Collaboration and Rivalry between the Roman and Sasanian Empires, II - Exploring Political-Cultural Interaction through Identity and Exchange
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorCardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
OrganiserDomiziana Rossi, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Sean Strong, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/ChairDomiziana Rossi, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 625-a Crown and Uṙ: The Wedding Ceremony in 5th-Century Armenia
(Language: English)
Daniel Alford, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Language and Literature - Other; Law; Lay Piety
Paper 625-b Dayeaks: Fostering in Early Medieval Armenia, 5th-7th Centuries
(Language: English)
Lewis Read, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Other; Local History; Social History
AbstractBesides warfare, great empires, such as the Roman and the Sasanian, are characterised by the political symbology given to cultural features. Those different and peculiar features belong to specific cultural identities. The consequent sense of belonging is powerful and faceted. This is especially true in border regions, influenced by both empires. The dressing fashion, weddings, and fostering families can be read under such a different perspective. This panel examines this engaging perspective and tackles the geographical region of Armenia, as well as the shared lower border region surrounding Egypt and lower Syria.