TitleConflict and Integration: Crossing Medieval Borders, III - Religious and Intellectual Borders
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorQueen's University Belfast
OrganiserElisa Ramazzina, Faculty of English, University of Oxford / School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Moderator/ChairElda Morlicchio, Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati, Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale
Paper 715-a Facilitating Invasion: Conflict and Co-Operation between Monastic Communities and Norse / Norman Invaders in Northumbria and Campania, c. 867-1100
(Language: English)
William Hambly, Department of History, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Monasticism; Political Thought
Paper 715-b Imaginary Borders on the Periphery of Christianity: From Rus' Pilgrims to Muslim and Jewish Travellers in the Holy Land, 13th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Andrii Kepsha, Department of Archaeology, Ethnology & Cultural Studies, Uzhhorod National University
Index Terms: Anthropology; Historiography - Medieval; Mentalities
Paper 715-c Cosmographic Vision in Nizāmī's Romantic Epic Haft Paykar
(Language: English)
Imants Lavins, University College of Economics & Culture, Riga
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies
AbstractThis third panel explores intellectual and religious borders on the basis of the social relevance of religion and cultural systems as elements of cross-border integration and as a way to understand trans-cultural relations. Paper -a analyses how monastic communities worked to shape the integration of invading Northmen into the pre-existing political and cultural environments of Northumbria and Campania. Paper -b assesses documents by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim travellers and pilgrims who crossed both imaginary and real borders as they got in touch with different languages, cultures, traditions and religions. Finally, Paper -c compares Nizāmī Ganjavī's 'Seven Beauties' Persian poem to ancient Persian climate theory, according to which the earth is divided into seven kishvar regions, and to relevant diagrams.