Session113
TitleInteractions across Borders in the Late Antique, Early Medieval, and Byzantine World, I: Byzantine / Christian Interactions with the Muslim World
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorSouth West & Wales 'Late Antique, Early Medieval & Byzantine Network' (SWW LAEMB)
 
OrganiserLaura Stops, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
 
Moderator/ChairAlice van den Bosch, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
 
Paper 113-a Cross-Pollination and Islamic-Christian Theological disputatio
(Language: English)
Emilio González-Ferrín, Departamento de Estudios Árabes e Islámicos, Universidad de Sevilla
Index Terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies; Theology
Paper 113-b Living along the Border in Cilicia: Contacts and Interrelations in the Frontier Zone between the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim Caliphates, c. 650-950
(Language: English)
Paride Parravano, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, Università di Pisa
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 113-c A Multiverse of Borders
(Language: English)
Max Wittmann, Institut für Geschichte, Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Islamic and Arabic Studies; Military History
 
AbstractThis panel aims to explore Byzantine Christian interactions with the Muslim world, which are both themselves products of the shifting frontiers of the Late Antique world. The first paper looks at theological dialogues between Christians and Muslims in the cosmopolitanism of the early medieval and Iberian Peninsula through disputatio literature. The second paper explores the creation and manipulation of regional and religious identities along the border of Cilicia. Finally, the third paper considers the military border in Anatolia in the aftermath of the first wave of Arab expansion and the ongoing political and cultural effects on the various populations of the region.