Session135
TitleThe Red Sea as Centre and Periphery
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserAdam Simmons, Department of History, Language & Global Cultures, Nottingham Trent University
 
Moderator/ChairVerena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
 
Paper 135-a The Archaeology of the Medieval Period in the Sudan Red Sea: New Perspective
(Language: English)
Ahmed Hussein, Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - General
Paper 135-b The Archaeology of Islam in the Red Sea and Eastern Desert: A Reconsideration
(Language: English)
Intisar Soghayroun Elzein, Department of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Architecture - Religious; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 135-c Ibn Jubayr's Portrayals of the Social Life at the Sides of the Red Sea during Saladin's Reign
(Language: English)
Hussain Alqarni, Department of Arabic Language, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
 
AbstractThe four sessions will bring together papers on medieval Ethiopia, Egypt, and beyond; special attention is given to the interaction between these regions and the Mediterranean, including artistic exchange, trade, and historiography. The first session highlights the religious plurality in medieval Ethiopia; the second one on artistic exchange and historiography. The mythical Prester John and other aspects of the Western image of Ethiopia will be explored in the third session. Finally, the fourth session will bring together paper focussing on the Red sea region as connecting the Mediterranean to Eastern Africa.